Development works progress at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Development work to prepare the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site for the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences is progressing well.

Part of the ongoing developments, which will see the new hospital built at the Little France site, include the redevelopment of Car Park D.
 

 

This work has now been completed and the car park has opened to patients and visitors.

 

 

 

The car park has 319 spaces in total with 19 full specification disabled spaces also available.

 

 
Brian Currie, Project Director, Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neuroscience, NHS Lothian said: “There are a number of development works ongoing at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site and I’d like to thank patients and visitors for their cooperation and understanding while this exciting project progresses.
 

 

“Patient safety is our number one priority and, while we understand there may inevitably be a little upheaval, there will be many benefits in the longer term as we develop the current hospital and build a state-of-the-art Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences on the site of Car Park B.”

 

 

 

Part of the works to redevelop Car Park D also required the relocation of 10 disabled parking bays from along the east entrance to the hospital. These spaces have now been removed from the side of the road and relocated into Car Park D.

 

 

 

Another significant piece of work which will begin in March is the dismantling of the Emergency Department drum.

 

 
This will allow a link building to be created which will join the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences which will begin construction later this year.
 
10/03/2014