Great, on so many levels!
We are delighted to have completed a new multi-storey car park project for St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.
The £13.5m scheme for the Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust delivers 694 parking spaces for the 400 bed hospital, which offers a wide range of acute care services to the local community, including an Accident and Emergency department.
DCP initially provided a pre-construction Principal Designer service on the hospital car park scheme which then developed into a Quantity Surveying and Contract Administrator role as the project progressed.
The new car park has been built on the footprint of the hospital’s existing parking area. The 694 spaces include 8 charging stations for electric vehicles and 36 disabled bays. Parking is spread over 7 half floors (0.5 to 3.5) and connects directly to the hospital’s main entrance at level 2 for ease of access.
A lot of thought has gone in to making the car park user friendly. There is CCTV, coloured way-finding signage and an intelligent LED lighting system, all aimed at making the car park a safe and secure environment. The lighting system has also been designed to minimise light pollution to adjacent woodlands and headlight shields help reduce disturbance to buildings and wildlife habitats nearby.
Help is also at hand to find that elusive space when the car park is busy, with an intelligent ANPR camera installation which provides users with real-time information on space availability across the different levels.
Work started on the car park in November last year, and we are extremely pleased that the car park has opened 10 days ahead of schedule. This is despite delays to the programme caused by severe weather and a minor hiatus in the early stages of the Covid 19 pandemic. The project team included contractor Vinci Construction UK, with Tangram Architects providing the pre-construction design lead.
Commenting on the project, Senior Partner, Simon Jacklin, said, “We have been working with healthcare trusts for many years and understand well the challenges of working in a hospital environment. The successful completion of this project for St. Peter’s ahead of schedule, in these very testing times, is testament to the hard work and commitment of all those involved.”