Work to install eight new electric car charging points at a retail park in Lincoln will begin on Tuesday, 29 August.

The EV charging points are being installed within the car park at Valentine Retail Park, off Tritton Road.

To allow the work to take place, changes will be made to the route drivers use to get in and out of the car park.

From next week, visitors to the retail park will need to use the entrance between Next and The Range before turning right into the car park at the mini roundabout. During works, which should last around three months, they will use the same point to exit the car park (traffic signs will be in place to direct motorists).

Once the charging points are installed, and landscaping and resurfacing work is completed, a new one-way system will be introduced.

The entry / exit route near the roundabout will remain, but the current access point from Valentine Road will become entry only. Drivers will leave via a new opening further along, on the other side of the new EV charging points. They will be able to turn left or right out of this.

A new pedestrian crossing is also being built to help people walking across Valentine Road.

Valentine Retail Park is managed by Beddow Partnership on behalf of owners Hobart Activum (Lincoln) Ltd.

Steve Pearson, Head of Property Management, at Beddow Partnership said: “Valentine Retail Park is one of Lincoln’s premier shopping destinations which welcomes thousands of shoppers every week.

“These new ultra-fast charging points will ensure we continue to cater for the growing number of consumers who own electric vehicles.

“The new one-way system and entry / exit arrangements will also make it easier for all motorists to navigate the retail park.”

Lindum Group will be carrying out the works and apologises for any temporary disruption it causes.