Nearly one year on from the launch of Lincoln Central Car Park, contractor Willmott Dixon is getting ready to put the finishing touches onto the fifth floor so that the car park will be operating at full capacity in time for the upcoming festive season.
Adrian Coleman, Construction Manager for Wilmott Dixon said:
“We were very pleased to deliver Lincoln Central Car Park ahead of schedule last year, ready for the peak Christmas shopping period in the city.
“It was apparent to all those working on the project that due to damp, wintery conditions it would be unlikely that we would be able to finish and open the top floor of the car park to the public last winter.”
“Since then we have been met with setbacks that have meant that our supply chain partner originally responsible for painting the top floor have now been replaced, and work on the painting and finishing of the top floor has had to be restarted.
“We are happy to announce the final preparation is being done this week in preparation for this new paint to be put down, and that the entire 1000 space car park will be available within two months.”
The news that the whole car park will be available for Christmas this year will be welcome in advance of the annual Christmas Lights’ Switch On on Friday 23 November, and the Lincoln Christmas Market, running for four days starting on Thursday 6 December 2018.
Lincoln Central, the city’s newest car park has been highly popular since its launch in November 2017, with users complimenting the ‘pay on exit’ facility and the larger car parking spaces.
The council will be running free parking offers again for Christmas 2018 with details being released in the coming weeks.