Adanac Park and Ride

Adanac Park and Ride

Adanac Park

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS)


Sustainability and social value

Extensive landscaping for wildlife

Bat boxes and grasses selected to encourage reptile migration

30 EV charging points installed with infrastructure for a further 70 to be added

With a convenient location next to Junction 1 of the M271, the new UHS staff park and ride at Adanac Health and Innovation Campus provides a wealth of benefits to the wider community.

The project is a sustainable solution to get people out of cars and onto public transport – UHS staff benefit from the facilities during the week and the service is available for the public to use at weekends for travel into Southampton. It also means people can avoid stressful drives around Southampton General Hospital – with fewer cars polluting the city’s roads – and ensures more patient spaces on the main site, thus reducing parking problems in residential areas around the hospital. Staff get high-quality parking provision which improves morale, retention and recruitment, and the Trust receives income from Southampton City Council for use of the facilities at weekends.

Prime worked closely with two planning authorities on the design of the car park. The appearance of the MSCP was softened using extensive landscaping to provide interest along the southern border, while high-quality external materials envelop the building, in particular a stainless steel architectural mesh with alternate convex and concave arrangements. An anodised aluminium panel on the front elevation provides colour and prominence, and the size of the steel frame was bolstered to accommodate a future-fit of solar PV panels.

Green modes of transport were at the forefront of our thinking, with 30 EV charging points to be installed as part of the build, and infrastructure for a further 70 that can be added in the future. Adanac is a health, research and enterprise hub, with the MSCP acting as the gateway to a diverse range of new buildings that will offer UHS and other healthcare organisations space for new clinical facilities, training centres and administrative functions. This includes a new Sterile Services and Aseptic facility as UHS progress its strategic estates plan, and a proposal for a Costa Coffee with drive-thru to benefit hospital staff and the public using the park-and-ride.

Prime’s partnership with UHS is an integral part of the region’s transport strategy. The facility forms part of Southampton’s place in the Transforming Cities Fund, where the city council was awarded money to promote sustainable travel initiatives on a region-wide basis. And the 1,000-space car park in turn allows UHS to update its masterplan in line with the opportunities Adanac brings.