Lincoln Transport Hub
The City Council and its partners have been seeking significant investment in new transportation infrastructure for many years. Private sector investment in such facilities following successful planning approvals have not proved to be deliverable. The Council and its partners have, therefore, led an investment and regeneration project. This will deliver a new multi-storey car park, creating around 1000 spaces, a new bus station, and integration with the enhanced railway station to form a new transport hub. A new footbridge will connect the railway station platforms and the Sincil Bank area with the city centre as a later investment phase.
Once completed the investment will provide a new integrated arrival point for people visiting the city centre arriving by car, bus or train, and allow easy transfer from one mode to another. This will be accommodated within a regenerated quarter of the city that, alongside parallel investment in the public realm, will connect the main shopping area with the University/Brayford Pool area.
Globe’s role was to support the client team in satisfying the formal planning process, which required the preparation of an Environmental Statement to meet EIA Regulations, assessing key challenges relating to townscape heritage, archaeology, transportation, air quality and other technical issues. The project required extensive community engagement and cooperation across a range of specialists and partners to meet challenging timescales driven in part by government funding criteria.
All necessary approvals were obtained in time for a commencement on site in a timely manner which will in turn deliver this long overdue and major city centre regeneration by the end of 2018.