Skip to content
left end
left end
right end

22 October 2018

Plans submitted for new Hospital Transport Hub

Plans have been submitted for a new Hospital Transport Hub in Bristol, which would make it easier for patients and visitors to access the city's hospitals.

The proposals submitted by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust would provide more parking spaces intended for patients and visitors who travel to hospital by car as a medical necessity, additional staff cycle spaces and links to transport services to our hospitals.

Over the summer the Trust asked people to share their views about the proposals and over 750 people gave their feedback, which helped to shape the final plan which has now been submitted to Bristol City Council. The response was very positive with 90% of people supporting the plan in principle.

Paula Clarke, director of strategy and transformation, said: "We're grateful to everyone who shared their thoughts about our proposals over the summer.

"We regularly hear from patients, families and visitors who need parking due to their medical condition but find it difficult to find a parking space on site.

"We encourage people to use public transport, cycle or walk but these aren't always possible for everyone.

"Our plans will help to provide parking for patients who need to travel by car to hospital as well as supporting other ways to travel, including more cycling spaces for staff."

The Trust has spent many months developing these plans to fully understand the issues and views of all stakeholders.

The 820 spaces within the hub would include 140 spaces for staff who meet the criteria for on-site parking set out in the Trust's parking policy. These spaces would replace the spaces in the multi-storey car park next to Trust Headquarters which would be closed. Two other small car parks near the proposed hub would also be closed if the plans for the new hub are approved. Overall there would be a 628 increase on the number of spaces we currently have.

If planning permission is granted for the proposed hub, the residential properties Montague, Marlborough and Eugene Flats, would need to be removed.

Paula added: "There was never an expectation that the Trust would retain the site as housing for the longer term and these flats are not key worker accommodation. Leases are offered to tenants on a six-month rolling basis to staff on a first come, first served basis.

"We appreciate this is an unsettling time for people who live in the flats and we will ensure that tenants are updated, supported to find alternative accommodation and given at least six months' notice of the date that the Trust will require vacant possession of the flats."

The planning documents can be found on the Council's website: The reference number is 18/04977/P. Alternatively, you can contact the Council directly by writing to: Bristol City Council, City Hall, PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS.

More information about the proposals can be found at