noviniti Appointed Developer for the New Car Park at Queen Alexandra Hospitalcreative55
noviniti is delighted to be appointed as developer for the new Multi-Storey Car Park (MSCP) at Queen Alexandra Hospital. Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust recognises that the existing campus at Queen Alexandra Hospital is under-provisioned with regards to patient and visitor parking on-site and this is, therefore, a key project to prevent congestion and further improve facilities for people driving to the hospital.
The new MSCP will be created on the site of the existing North Entrance Car Park. noviniti has appointed Ballast Nedam Parking to undertake the project as principal contractor. The new MSCP will encompass a Ground Floor plus three additional decks creating 541 parking spaces of which 31 are disabled bays and 8 are electric vehicle bays. A further 30 bays are future-proofed to allow for electric vehicle charging expansion. This development will give the Trust a net gain of 247 parking spaces across the site. The entrance and exit to the MSCP will be widened to facilitate two lanes and the car park will adopt a one-way traffic flow internally which will vastly reduce queuing and congestion into the site.
The project also includes a link bridge between the new ward block and MSCP. The bridge will join the 2nd floor of the ward block to the 1st-floor car park and will provide an emergency evacuation route for staff and patients.
Construction of the new MSCP has now started and the car park will be open for use in Spring 2022.
Marc Hastings, Chief Executive Officer, noviniti, added: “It is a great pleasure for noviniti to have been appointed as developer by Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust to deliver the new Multi-Storey Car Park at Queen Alexandra Hospital. Working in partnership with Ballast Nedam Parking, this much needed 3-storey facility will greatly ease on-site traffic congestion and positively contribute to the patient and visitor experience. Groundworks commenced at the start of October as the first phase of a 30-week build programme.”
Mark Orchard, Chief Financial Officer at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, said: “We are committed to giving our patients and their loved ones the best possible care, and that includes making coming to hospital as easy and stress-free as it can be for them. We’re delighted that this project is now underway, and look forward to seeing it develop over the coming months.”
Russell Simmons, Managing Director at Ballast Nedam Parking said: “We are delighted to have been appointed by Noviniti and Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust to design and build this vital new multi-storey car park. As trusted, specialist car park design and build contractors to a growing number of NHS trusts, we are confident that this project will vastly improve the patient and visitor experience at QAH.”