Morgan Sindall Construction has completed development of a new 964-space multi-storey car park at North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH).
The contractor has delivered £36.5m of enabling works ahead of the wider rebuilding of the estate, including temporary car parking, asbestos removal, demolition, and the new-build car park and cycle hub.
The project was procured through the Procure Partnerships Framework and the car park is now open to staff.
It will be fully open to the public in the coming months following Morgan Sindall’s completion of further external hard landscaping, including the installation of 36 electric vehicle charging points.
The hospital, located in Crumpsall, 3.5 miles outside Manchester city centre, is one of the hospitals to receive funding through the Government’s New Hospital Programme, backed by an initial £3.7billion to deliver 40 new hospitals across the country by 2030.
Alongside providing health and care services fit for the 21st Century, the redevelopment will provide the employment, housing, and economic opportunities that are key to generating long-term growth and prosperity for North Manchester.
The project, led by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, together with Manchester City Council and the GM Integrated Care Board, will not only provide essential redevelopment to an estate in critical need of investment, but also serve as a catalyst for the wider economic regeneration of North Manchester.
In delivering this project, Morgan Sindall deployed its Intelligent Solutions approach to ensure minimal disruption to the hospital estate, ensuring departments could provide continuity in vital healthcare services for all patients and staff within the live hospital environment.
Shaun Jones, Greater Manchester area director for Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “It has been a privilege for our team to deliver this important component in trust’s inspiring vision for its estate.
“These works are the key to unlocking the wider masterplan for the hospital estate and we’re immensely proud to have contributed to a project which will be of huge significance for North Manchester for decades to come.”
Michelle Humphreys, director of strategic projects at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, added: “This is so much more than just a car park.
“Not only does it provide a new, modern, and safe facility for our staff, patients, and visitors, the addition of electric vehicle charging and the cycle hub will encourage travel methods which reduce our carbon impact.
“The car park is one step closer to unlocking our vision to create a transformational development which will bring about generational change for the North Manchester community by creating new jobs, promoting healthy lifestyles, developing skills, and contributing to a zero-carbon environment for the benefit of the local neighbourhood and beyond.”