WILLMOTT Dixon has started work on a multi-million pound scheme that will transform Lincoln’s city centre following the confirmation of £11m funding from the Department for Transport.
The £30m Lincoln Transport Hub is a key regeneration project for the city, which will deliver significant benefits for businesses, residents and visitors.
The City of Lincoln Council-led scheme will see the construction of a new, state-of-the-art bus station, 1,000 space multi-storey car park, retail units and pedestrian plaza area connecting the new facilities with Lincoln Central Railway Station.
The project was procured under Scape Group’s National Major Works framework and will be delivered by Willmott Dixon. Scape has developed and managed construction industry frameworks for public sector clients throughout the UK for more than ten years, bringing together strong delivery teams and achieving measurable time, cost, quality and community benefits on every project. Willmott Dixon has been a partner on the framework for a decade.
Angela Andrews, Chief Executive of the city council, said: “Lincoln Transport Hub is a vital scheme to ensure the future of our city centre and we are excited to be able to start on site in the next couple of weeks.
“With the help of our partners we are proud to have driven this scheme forward. These superb new facilities will revitalise the heart of our city centre, bringing huge benefits to our residents, visitors, businesses and commuters, as well as our local economy.”
Nick Heath, operations director at Willmott Dixon, said: “The transport hub is a really important part of Lincoln city centre’s regeneration and will deliver significant benefits to businesses, residents and visitors alike as well as preparing the city for further growth.
“We are very proud to be involved with such a high profile scheme within Lincoln. The transport hub will help to unlock the west side retail and Lindongate development, creating a much better flow through the city making it easier for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers making their way through the city.”
Mark Robinson, Scape Group Chief Executive, added: “This project will deliver significant regeneration for Lincoln, creating excellent new facilities it is set to transform this area and significantly enhance accessibility.
The scheme will be delivered by the city council in partnership with the Department for Transport, the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP), Lincolnshire Co-op and Network Rail, working with East Midlands Trains and Lincolnshire County Council.
Transport Minister Andrew Jones added: “A new bus station, car park and upgraded railway station will be a huge benefit to people who live and work in Lincoln, and those who visit the city.
“Better transport facilities don’t just help people get around, they help them get on – connecting them to jobs, opportunities and helping deliver economic growth.”
Work is expected to last up to 18 months.