I am delighted to advise that, beginning in late December 2017, Mercy Hospital will undertake a complete redevelopment of the Burwood Avenue Car Park.
New Carpark development details
Excavation of the existing sloping carpark site will provide for a flat lower level (covered and uncovered) carpark platform, with a parking deck constructed above at the level of Burwood Avenue. An adjoining carpark will be created in the Dell area. A total of 49 additional parks will be created, doubling the current capacity. In addition, campus roads and footpaths will be improved and realigned to this new development. Significant landscaping to soften and screen the carpark, to retain Mercy’s park-like ambience, will also be a key component to this project.
Above: Architect’s perspective view of new carpark
Traffic flow on campus increases on a year-on-year basis, resulting in significant pressure on our public parking. Providing adequate car parking on campus for patients, their families and visitors to Mercy Hospital, Marinoto Clinic, Mercy Care East and Manaaki by Mercy is a priority for the Hospital and is important in ensuring easy access for those with limited mobility. Improved patient way-finding and recognising how parking impacts on our neighbours are additional key drivers for this project.
In addition, provision of adequate parking is required to comply with local body Resource Consent criteria.
Building project timeline and implications
Following an extensive consultation process over 2014/15, Resource Consent for this project was granted in November 2015. The main construction works will take place between January – late April 2018. For the first month, there will be extensive excavation work undertaken, involving heavy machinery. Thereafter, the site will be comparable with a residential construction project.
Substantial landscaping and screening works will also be carried out during the months of May and June 2018.
During construction, temporary loss of around 50 parking spaces with resultant changes to traffic flow on the Mercy Hospital Campus will occur. This will present significant challenges and will be very disruptive to our neighbours, campus users and patients. Strategies will be in place to manage parking demand and traffic logistics during this time.
Please accept this notification as Mercy’s first official advisement of this project.
Further information around car parking management will be shared within the next two weeks.
Additionally, all interested individuals are cordially invited to an ‘Open Home’ information session to find out more about this project.
Open Home details
Date: Thursday 23 November
Time: Any time between 3pm and 7pm
Venue: Marinoto House, Mercy Hospital Campus
We hope you are able to take advantage of this opportunity and discuss the project with us during this time.
In the meantime, should you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Jackie Wilde at the contact details below.
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Whitney, Chief Executive Officer
Jackie Wilde, Support Services Manager
Phone: (03) 464 0107