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Lincoln transport hub will be driven by steel

Lincoln150827A £29M scheme that will improve Lincoln’s transport infrastructure and modernise its city centre will be constructed predominantly with structural steelwork.

The Lincoln transport hub project will see main contractor Willmott Dixon construct a new bus station, improve the current train station, create a dual-purpose footbridge to link St Mary’s Street and Tentercroft Street and deliver a 1,000 space multi-storey car park.

It is expected that the steel-framed bus station, which will replace an outdated facility, will start on site early next year, around the same time as the steel composite footbridge is due to be erected.

The steel-framed car park will require approximately 1,200 of steel and will form one of the final pieces of the scheme with work due to begin in 2017. All of the steelwork packages for the Lincoln hub are currently out to tender.

Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This project, along with the major road improvements being made by the county council, will ensure that the city remains well-placed for business growth over the coming years.”

David Reid, operations manager at Willmott Dixon said: “This is a huge step forward in the council’s ambitions for an integrated transport system which will transform and improve the first impressions for visitors and pedestrian connectivity to this great, historical city.”

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