NOW OPEN:Calvary Hospital Multi-storey Car Park
Calvary Hospital’s new $16.87m five-story car park was opened by Minister for Health Simon Corbell on Thursday 17 December 2015, two months ahead of schedule.
The first vehicle to enter the new car park was, quite appropriately, an electric vehicle from the ACT Government fleet, driven by Minister for Health, Simon Corbell. Minister Corbell drove the car through a ribbon to officially mark the opening of the car park.
The Minister was joined by Aunty Agnes Shea who delivered a traditional Welcome to Country, John Watkins, the Chair of Calvary Health Care, and Monsignor John Woods who officially blessed the car park. Representatives from the head contractor of the project, ADCO Constructions, and staff from Calvary Health Care and ACT Health also attended the event.
About the car park
The project involved the construction of a five-storey 704 vehicle car park on the Calvary Bruce hospital campus for staff, patients and visitors, offering a net increase of more than 515 vehicle car parking spaces for the Calvary Hospital campus.
The new car park is situated on the western side of the existing outdoor car parking in front of the Calvary Hospital main entry.
Access to the upper levels will be via external ramps on the eastern and western ends of the structure, and lifts will return pedestrians to the ground floor. Each level is painted in a different colour for navigational purposes. As an extension of the project, and to improve the accessibility of the car park, a pedestrian crossing was installed between the hospital’s main entrance and the car park. A footpath and ramp was also constructed from the road toward the main hospital entrance to assist patients, their families, visitors and staff.
Similar to the Southern Car Park at Canberra Hospital, the multi-storey car park at Calvary Hospital will provide the car parking capacity needed now and into the future as new buildings and services become operational.
For more information about this completed Health Infrastructure Program project email: HIP@act.gov.au