D-Day for proposed Lincoln bus station demolition

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City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee will make a long-awaited decision on revised plans for a £30 million transport hub this evening.

Should plans receive the green light on Wednesday, May 25, work will begin to demolish the city’s existing bus station buildings and two pedestrian footbridges.

Photo: COLC

Photo: COLC

Construction will then begin on a new state-of-the-art bus station, 1,000 space multi-storey car park, railway station improvements and pedestrian plaza.

The new bus station and car park are hoped to reach completion ready for opening in October 2017.

The target start date for demolition works is June 24, with planning permission also being sought for a temporary bus station running from August 2016 on Tentercroft Street for around 18 months.

Image: CoLC

Image: CoLC

Parking spaces will be lost from Tentercroft Street from June, while Thornbridge, Sincil Street and the St Mary’s Street NCP car parks will close in September.

The project was split into two phases in January 2016, to allow the bus station, car park and shops to be built first.

The first phase, which no longer includes a dual-purpose footbridge, would begin earlier than anticipated and construction could be complete by the end of next year.

Phase two of the project would see a footbridge over the railway linking Tentercroft Street to Lincoln city centre constructed.

Councillors will make a decision on the plans at a City Hall meeting at 5.30pm on Wednesday, May 25.

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