Following many years of activity culminating in successfully obtaining planning permission in 2020, construction will shortly begin on a Park & Ride facility for staff working at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), together with associated infrastructure. This is the first facility to be built on the new Health & Innovation campus at Adanac Park in Nursling, Southampton.
The much-needed offsite parking solution for hospital staff will free up spaces for patients and visitors on the main hospital site and create space for future estates expansion. In addition, the Park & Ride service will be open to the public on weekends and provide the Southampton area with new sustainable transport infrastructure.
Designed by architects Fatkin and One Creative Environments Ltd. (One) and engineers Hydrock, the new facility is Prime’s first venture with Huber Car Parking Systems, in conjunction with O’Keefe Civil Engineering.
As well as the Park & Ride, the scheme will create serviced plots for the Adanac Health & Innovation Campus – offering buildings appealing to organisations requiring bespoke facilities for clinical research, med-tech, care and administrative functions across a 3.7 HA / 9.1 acre serviced site.
Ewan Forsyth, Development Director at Prime said: “We are delighted to have Financially Closed the Adanac Park & Ride project. This is great news and the culmination of over five years of activity for the Prime team.
“We are proud to be partnering with University Hospital Southampton on a development that will help solve current parking challenges and lay important foundations for future development of the Hospital, its services and its capacity to continue to meet the needs of patients, staff, students and Trust partners.”
Peter Baker, Programme Director at UHS, said: “This is a really exciting development for UHS, Test Valley, and the city of Southampton so we look forward to seeing the progress being made as construction begins.
“The facility will provide us with much-needed parking capacity to reduce traffic around the trust site and surrounding roads, and will provide opportunities for us to expand vital healthcare services in state-of-the-art facilities.”
Construction will conclude in April 2022 and the car park will be fully operational in May 2022.