A planning application has been submitted to Glasgow City Council for the formation of a temporary car park at the New South Glasgow Hospitals.
If successful, 600 spaces dedicated to staff will be developed on a site opposite Linthouse Road.
The application has been submitted by City Links Development, the land owner, on behalf of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC).
Currently, the planned number of parking spaces for patients, staff and visitors is 3,500. When the hospital is complete in 2015 there will be 2,500 spaces available with a further 1,000 opened by 2016.
The planning for these spaces was agreed following extensive work with Glasgow City Council’s planning department.
David Loudon, project director of the New South Glasgow Hospitals, said: We’re dedicating to alleviating car parking challenges at the New South Glasgow Hospitals site ahead of the summer opening.
“It’s hoped planning permission will be granted for these extra 600 spaces in order to provide safe, secure parking for hospital staff who qualify for staff parking permits because of the need to have their cars for work.”
The £842 million New South Glasgow Hospitals brings together the existing Southern General Hospital, Western Infirmary, Victoria Infirmary and Mansionhouse Unit in the adult hospital.
In addition, it will house a new teaching and learning facility, Centre for Stratified Medicine and Clinical research facilities with the new children’s hospital replacing the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill.