Proposals to build new car park behind University Hospital

Vinci Construction are currently consulting on proposals to build a new car park next to University Hospital.


A spokesperson for University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust said:

“We are fully supportive of the proposed development by Vinci Construction of a new staff-only car park at the rear of University Hospital.

“Our patients and visitors frequently tell us that while they are happy with their care, there are not enough car parking spaces on our site. Car parking provision is also a major issue for current and prospective staff.

“We have therefore been working closely with Vinci to develop plans that would significantly improve the experience for both our patients and our staff.

“As one of the largest employers in Coventry, this development would allow us to offer secure on-site car parking to our dedicated doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants, who work around the clock to care for our patients. It would also help the Trust to recruit more world class staff in the future.

“While we do acknowledge the concerns of local residents, we expect that increasing car park capacity on the hospital site would significantly reduce the current disruption caused by visitors and staff parking on nearby residential roads.”

• Subject to planning approval, the proposed new car park could offer over 1,500 extra spaces exclusively for UHCW staff and contractors.

• With a new car park, Trust could convert a large number of spaces on its existing car parks for use by patients and visitors. As well as significantly improving the experience for patients and visitors, it would also help reduce delays in clinics which can be caused by patients struggling to park.

• Building an additional staff car park would also reduce the numbers of staff and visitors parking on residential roads near to the hospital, which we know is a cause for concern amongst staff and many local residents.

• As part of the planning application, Vinci is consulting with staff, local residents and groups who may be affected by the proposals.


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