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Case Study: RD&E

The RD&E have an immediate parking challenge for both staff and patients. They are working in collaboration with Global City futures and City Science to explore options for innovative transport solutions that meet a number of goals set out by Exeter City Futures.

Global City Futures expert consultants are working as part of the NHS Foundation Trust team to develop an investment case to address this challenge in a way that maximises the positive impact that the NHS Trust can have on the vision for a more sustainable Exeter.

Challenge

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have an immediate parking problem for both staff and patients visiting the Trust. The current patient/visitor transport services do not optimise use of the available parking spaces. Staff travelling to and from the Trust and reliance on public transport is becoming a pressing matter due to traffic delays. Increased stress levels, associated with the effects of traffic congestion in commuting hours, is having an impact on productivity.

There is a need to explore a transport solution to tackle how people travel to and from the hospital without delays.

 

Solution

The Global City Futures team is working to build the case for investment for the redevelopment of the Key Worker Accommodation (KWA) on the Wonford Exeter site belonging to the Trust. The proposed Scheme seeks to develop existing buildings and land and is expected to lead to the provision of 400-600 rooms for hospital visitors and associated community living infrastructure, including an electric bike hub.