Hospital’s multi storey car park plans to go on display

Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Royal Lancaster Infirmary

A public exhibition for a proposed new multi storey car park in Lancaster will go on display next week.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust said the new car park, to be built over several levels on the Royal Lancaster Infirmary’s current car park in Ashton Road, would change the view from some nearby houses.

Tristram Reynolds, Associate Director Estates and Facilities for UHMBT said: “As some of our patients and our visitors know, there isn’t enough car parking at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

“We have plans to make a big improvement to the hospital’s main car park on Ashton Road by building many more spaces over several levels.

“We do have to be ambitious so that we can make a difference, but our designs aren’t finalised.

“We’ve approached local residents adjoining the hospital and invited them to look at our draft plans.

“We hope that everyone will welcome the principle of more parking, although the improvements will change the views from some houses nearby.

“We seek comment on different ideas we have for the external cladding, for example.

“If any resident cannot make the time we have set aside, they are welcome to contact me and I could meet them to go through the plans and ask for their comments.

“We haven’t yet applied for planning permission, and the planning process will allow local residents further opportunities to make further comment on our plans.”

The exhibition runs from 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday, November 25 in the hospital’s Education Centre just opposite the car park.