Work underway at Southmead hospital to remove temporary buildings

The temporary pharmacy building is being take down as facilities move inside the new Brunel building (8785424)

The temporary pharmacy building is being take down as facilities move inside the new Brunel building (8785424)

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Work has started on the Southmead Hospital Bristol site to make way for the next phase of construction.

Initially workers will dismantle the temporary modular buildings erected to help facilitate the move of facilities from Frenchay to Southmead.

Now that the Brunel building is fully open the services are all inside and so the temporary structures are no longer needed.

The old hospital buildings which were vacated during the move into the new hospital need to be cleared to make way for a multi-storey car park to be built alongside the Brunel building, which opened in May.

Parking at the hospital has previously come under heavy criticism as visitors complained of heavy traffic and a lack of available spaces.

The entrance and footpath to the site by the junction of Kingsholm Road and Kendon Drive is set to be closed from Monday, August 4 so work can start on dismantling the temporary Kendon restaurant building that was installed on the site ahead of construction of the Brunel building.

It would not be safe for pedestrians and cyclists to use the entrance works at the junction of Kingsholm Road and Kendon Drive while these works are ongoing.

After the removal of these temporary structures is complete demolition work will being on the old hospital buildings that were vacated in May.

Once demolition of the old buildings is complete a new multi-storey car park will be built alongside retail outlets and offices, among other facilities.

Work will also be carried out to realign the roads on the site and Beaufort multi-storey car park will become staff-only when work is complete next year.

All work will be completed by the end of September 2015.

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