Bristol Royal Infirmary
Project: Bristol Royal Infirmary
Categories: Transport Assessment, Car Park Design, Swept Path Analysis,
Client: University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Project Date: 2005 - 2009
Contact: Peter Mansell
Directors of Key Transport Consultants (KTC) have a long standing record of successfully delivering transport solutions to the United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust (UBHT) on the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) estate. This commenced in 1994 with Roger Key providing opposition on behalf of UBHT to a proposed traffic regulation order on Marlborough Hill. Subsequently, Roger and Peter Mansell were appointed by UBHT to undertake the transport planning and highway design work required for the Bristol Children’s Hospital. Having successfully delivered on this complex project, Peter continued to advise UBHT on parking policy, including the possibility of a multi-story car park on the Estates Department site and possible uses for the former Children’s Hospital to maximise its disposal value.
Peter Mansell then led the team that was successful in securing an appointment for transport advice to UBHT leading to the grant of planning consent for three major schemes as part of the BRI Redevelopment Project – namely, the extension to the Children’s Hospital, the Bristol Heart Institute and a new Ward Block. Access around the BRI Precinct for staff, patients, visitors, cars and deliveries was an important issue on this constrained city centre site which is further complicated by steep gradients. Parking was also an important consideration in these proposals and, although not covered by the project construction budgets at the time, was always accepted as being inadequate and in need of an overhaul and new provision. Throughout all these projects, Peter has been involved with liaising with not only managers within the Trust but also Bristol City Council (BCC), as local highway authority, and the local community through various consultation events.
In 2008 KTC were teamed up with BDP to work for the now renamed Trust to undertake a feasibility study into providing a new multi-storey car park on the BRI Precinct to address the inadequate visitor and patient parking available. Three options were considered and a recommendation made for the study teams preferred option.