Building work will impact on Norwich hospital’s parking

People visiting a Norwich hospital are being warned that construction work will mean the temporary loss of 60 car park spaces from next week.

Contractors will be working in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital's car park I, near A&E, to extend the radiology department to house a fourth state-of-the-art MRI scanner and CT scanner. The new building, which will cost approximately �2.2m, will be near the public A&E entrance and will be connected to the main hospital via a new link corridor.

As a result of the building work, car park I and the cycle shelters located within it will be closed from Monday, January 24, except for a proportion of A&E's drop off bays which will be remain and be re-marked to maximise spaces available. Work will then start immediately on a temporary car park located close to Car Park I to offset car parking spaces lost during construction. The new radiology building is due to be completed by autumn this year.

Patients and visitors are being asked to consider using the hospital Park and Ride service at Costessey or other local bus services. The first half-hour of car parking at the N&N is free so that patients can be dropped off and picked up by relatives. For more information about bus services to the hospital, visit www.traveline.org.uk.