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Lucy Tower car park opens 400 spaces for Lincoln Christmas Market

By PWhitelam_LE  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

Lucy Tower car park opens 400 spaces for Lincoln Christmas Market

Andrew Taylor chief executive and Ric Metcalfe leader of the City of Lincoln Council

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Four hundred car parking spaces will be available when Lucy Tower multi-storey car park in Lincoln partially re-opens from midday.

All but 50 of the spaces will be made available in time for the Lincoln Christmas Market.

The 450-space facility first shut in March for a revamp expected to cost £1.4 million but building work was suspended in June after contractors discovered that corrosion to steel used in the structure was a lot worse than first thought.

Structural engineers were called in to determine whether repairs were viable and the cost of the job has now risen to £2 million, but the City of Lincoln Council says the work will extend the structure’s lifespan by a further decade.

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Work resumed in September but now, after safety inspections, it has been decided that 400 spaces can be used.

The entire car park is set to open by February.

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  • theknowitall  |  December 05 2013, 2:22PM

    Just out of interest, does anybody have an idea how much it would have cost to demolish this one and build a new one.

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