February 8, 2011 11.05 am This story is over 157 months old

Last phase of city centre revamp to begin

Gateway: The last phase of a city centre revamp is about to begin, paving the way for advanced works proposed.

The last phase of a £100,000 city centre revamp project is set to begin this week, improving the area between the train station, St Mary’s Street and High Street.

Local contractor John Martin Hoyes Ltd should fit dropped kerbs and tactile paving at the entrance to the St Mary’s Street railway station car park.

Dropped kerbs and tactile paving should also be installed near to Candy News, on the opposite side of the train station.

Land at the end of Sincil Street, near Imp Travel, is being revamped to feature a paved area and better parking facilities for cyclists.

Additionally, railings and signage have also been refurbished says Lincoln BIG, who works on the so-called Gateway Project with the City of Lincoln Council.

The revamp also saw trees near the city’s taxi rank in St Mary’s Street pruned and shrubs have been replanted.

The Gateway Project is designed to keep the city centre looking good while developers try to make progress on the proposed Lindongate scheme.

The first phase of the Gateway scheme added floral displays in the Sincil Street area. Grants were approved for improvements to shop fronts and toilets were upgraded.

With financial support from the ERDF events and activities were organised in the City Square, including fun days, a beach and the festive Ice Rink.

Lincoln BIG chief executive Matt Corrigan said: “We are delighted to be working with the City of Lincoln Council to brighten up this busy part of the city.

“Lindongate promises to be a really exciting investment and it is vital to keep the area looking good and to encourage local businesses to make their premises as attractive as possible while progress can be made on this major retail development.”

Marc Jones, Deputy Leader of the City of Lincoln Council said: “I’m really pleased that the council has been able to work with Lincoln BIG and that we’ve been able to put some much-needed resource into that part of the city.

“It’s important that we look after the traders that are there now, and revitalise this part of the city while the major development gears up.”

Source: Lincoln BIG