Following the demolition of Lincoln Bus Station work has been progressing quickly on the site of the future Lincoln Transport Hub.
Piling rigs arrived on the city centre site last month and since then contractors Willmott Dixon Construction have been drilling down ready to lay the foundations for the £30 million scheme.
Piling work is expected to finish this week, after which the foundations will be laid ready to erect the steel frames for both the 1,000-space multi-storey car park and new bus station next month.
The new bus station is expected to open by December this year (2017), with the scheme fully complete by February 2018.
City of Lincoln Council Leader Ric Metcalfe said: “Anyone who has passed the site recently will see it is a hive of activity.
“This is a vital scheme for Lincoln’s future. Not only will the transport hub provide modern facilities for bus and rail passengers, motorists and cyclists, as well as a more attractive and connected gateway to the city for visitors, it will also regenerate a key area of the city centre and act as a catalyst to drive economic growth in the wider area.”
The scheme includes:
- New, state-of-the-art bus station
- 1,000 space multi-storey car park
- Pedestrian plaza connecting the new facilities with the train station and the city centre
Road closures on Norman Street, Oxford Street and St Mary’s Street will be in place for another year and a temporary bus station is being operated from Tentercroft Street.