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New Multi-storey Car Park Opens Ahead of Schedule

Today sees the first cars enter the newly opened multi-storey car park which is part of the New Hospitals Development scheme currently underway at the Trust. This new car park provides 1,616 parking spaces for patients, staff and visitors and the ground floor is dedicated to providing parking for visitors with mobility difficulties. It is located on the corner of Upper Brook Street and Hathersage Road providing much needed parking for visitors of Manchester Royal Infirmary, Saint Mary’s Hospital and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Dave White, Car Parks Operations Manager says: “I am delighted that we have been able to open this new facility one month ahead of schedule. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the patients, visitors and staff who have been so tolerant during this construction time and who have used our off-site park and ride facilities.” The car park will have 24 hour Security Guard(s) presence and has 125 CCTV cameras in operation over the 7 levels. The 147 bus service which runs from Piccadilly Railway Station and operated by the hospitals and its partners will be extended to link in the new car park in order to provide access to all parts of the 44 acre hospitals site. It will now run along Oxford Road, down Hathersage Road past Saint Mary’s, left onto Upper Brook Street, passing the Manchester Royal Infirmary’s (MRI) Accident & Emergency Department, then left onto Grafton Street, providing access to the Out-patients at MRI and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.