Led by City of Lincoln Council, the scheme has received £11M funding from the Department for Transport (DfT), along with a further £2M from the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP).
Along with its other partners, Lincolnshire Co-op, Network Rail, Lincolnshire County Council and East Midlands Trains – the City Council aims to deliver the scheme by January 2018.
David Reid Operations Manager for main contractor Willmott Dixon said: “The location of this project means it will act as a catalyst for further Lincoln city centre regeneration developments.”
The largest single structural element of the scheme is the six-level multi-storey car park. The structure is a large square with each elevation measuring approximately 100m-long.
“Another reason was that the supply chain for precast suppliers is limited, while our choice of steelwork contractor was quite extensive.”
John Roberts Architects Project Architect Paul Ponwaye added: “We, along with Willmott Dixon, recognised at an early design stage the benefits of using a structural steel frame for the multi-storey car park, offering maximum clear spans to avoid unnecessary columns which would potentially affect the capacity of the car park.”