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Latest Car Park Design for the nWCH

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Posted 27 Oct. 2021

Planning for the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital car park has taken another step forward following the release of the latest design which will see the footprint of the proposed new facility almost halved in a bid to reduce the impact to Park Lands.

The new design of the car park will enhance opportunities to enjoy the Park Lands with a new outdoor space, as well as improved pedestrian and cycling links to Port Road, North Terrace, the nWCH and the Royal Adelaide Hospital, as well as connecting to Bonython Park and the River Torrens Linear Park trail.

The footprint of the proposed car park has been reduced from 15,400sqm to 8,350sqm, while still maintaining 1,215 car parks, almost double what is available at our current site.

The proposed design is more sensitive to the heritage and environment of the Park Lands which we know are incredibly important to the Adelaide City Council, Women’s and Children’s Hospital patients, staff and visitors, and the broader South Australian community.

The design also includes the rejuvenation of existing unused land, which will allow for increased outdoor spaces and respite for consumers and families.

We have listened to the Adelaide City Council, the Adelaide Park Lands Authority and the general public and changed the configuration of the proposed car park to adopt a more vertical structure to minimise the building’s footprint.

We believe the refined design provides better integration to the Park Lands and an improved traffic solution to pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles.

We look forward to continuing to work closely with the Adelaide City Council and our other key stakeholders over the coming months.

The latest artist impressions of the new car park facility are available below.