The nightmare of trying to park at Luton and Dunstable Hospital could soon be a thing of the past.
Work starts on Monday to build a £1.4 million two storey car park to create an additional 144 vehicle parking spaces and help reduce parking pressure in streets around the hospital.
The new car park is in the site of the existing hospital staff car park next to the breast screening unit on Lewsey Road and is the latest phase of the Trust’s parking improvement strategy.
It is expected to be completed by September with 367 spaces, of which 144 will be for hospital users. The rest are for staff
Works will take place during the summer, mainly in the school holiday period in a bid to minimize disruption to local residents, visitors and patients.
The L&D has secured the temporary use of a number of car parks at nearby businesses and schools which can be used by staff during the summer while the new car park is being built. The hospital has written to local residents to inform them of the new development.
The investment to increase car parking capacity will help to optimise car parking in the longer term.