Gallery: Demolition work begins at old Lincoln bus station

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Demolition work on the old bus station has begun as part of the new £30 million Lincoln Transport Hub.

Contractors have begun to tear down the old structure after an eight-week long archeological dig on the site.

It is believed the demolition will be completed before Christmas, with work on the Transport Hub to begin in January.

Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Leader of The City of Lincoln Council, told The Lincolnite: “Willmott Dixon are absolutely on schedule and we are delighted that that is the case because we are on a tight contract timetable.

“We want the new bus station built as soon as we can and of course the new multi-storey carpark as well as all the other improvements that will go with.

“Today is a very important milestone to mark the progress that is being made.

“The council’s resources were stretched to the absolute limit to afford this £30 million project.

“I think the demolition symbolises one of the big parts of the rational of this project. We’ve long wanted to replace this dreadful bus station we have now.”

Kate Ellis, Major Development Director at City of Lincoln Council, said: “This is quite a lot of work goes into actually assessing the structure before you demolish it.

“We need make sure we have a good understanding about the structures and how the structures are actually going to come down.

“The bus station as it currently stands is probably going to take two to three weeks to actually get most of the structure down.

“Then we’ve got to put some of the stuff back into the ground to help build up the different levels for the new structures that are coming in.

“In terms of the archeological work we had done, that is now complete.

“What we are hoping to do is pull together a small exhibition about the findings of that, which show how the city as a whole has developed.”