Patients, staff and visitors can now experience the much improved parking at Sunderland Royal Hospital as VINCI Construction UK has completed the new £6.1m multi storey car park for the complex.
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust appointed VINCI Construction UK to design and build the multi storey car park which accommodates 766 parking spaces, 28 of which are for disabled parking.
The external area has also been landscaped to create a scenic view as patients and visitors drive into the hospital’s grounds.
Ken Brenner, City Hospitals Sunderland Chief Executive, said:
“The new facility provides invaluable additional parking on site, bringing the total number of car parking spaces to 1,700. The car park was a crucial element in an improved traffic management system for the trust and confirms our continuing priority to ensuring easy access to our services for patients and their families.”
Keith Shivers, Regional Director for VINCI Construction UK, added:
“Sunderland Royal Hospital is a 970-bed acute hospital so the car park was essential to accommodate the significant number of visitors they have on a daily basis. We are justifiably proud of our reputation as one of the UK’s leading car park contractors and this hugely impressive facility is further testimony to this.
We worked closely with the client on this contract; our joint objective was to fundamentally enhance patient care and to create a safe, comfortable visit.”