Brecon War Memorial Hospital Car Park


Burroughs were appointed by Powys Teaching Health Board to create 70 additional parking spaces at Brecon War Memorial Hospital , from initial feasibility studies through to detailed design, contractor procurement and construction management and supervision.

Over the last 5 years, Brecon Hospital has received significant investment to improve and enhance the services it provides, enabling more patients to receive care closer to home, and as a result, the hospital has seen significant increases in activity. Due to the rural nature of Powys, a high proportion of patients travel to site by car, and this has had an adverse impact on the parking provision in Brecon and associated patient accessibility.

The hospital faced a stark challenge: inadequate parking facilities in a highly constrained location. During the feasibility phase, Burroughs identified a parcel of land situated behind the hospital, previously bequeathed to the Health Board, which offered the potential for a new car park. However, this land, characterised by steep slopes and supported by an existing retaining wall, demanded extensive modifications to meet the client’s requirement for a flat, accessible area.

Our evaluation encompassed various options, including different surface materials for the new car park, with each option costed for the Client’s consideration. Subsequently, we developed a comprehensive Business Case for funding, applying to multiple sources, including Welsh Government and charitable organisations.

The final design featured a split-level car park to the north of the hospital including drainage, lighting and segregated pedestrian routes, with full 3D designs employed for effective clash detection. Environmental features include electric vehicle charge points and solar powered street lighting with soft landscaping blending the car park seamlessly into its surroundings.

Burroughs’ supported the Client through contractor procurement and fulfilled the roles of NEC Project Manager and Supervisor throughout construction. We facilitated a collaborative approach throughout the project, engaging with stakeholders (local planning authority, National Grid etc.) to ensure project risks were mitigated. We also contributed to Powys Teaching Health Board newsletters providing the local community with updates on the progress of the project.

The project reached successful completion in January 2023. The new car park has significantly improved accessibility, providing a dedicated staff parking area while freeing up space in the main car park for patients and visitors. This project demonstrates Burroughs’ ability to overcome complex site constraints to fulfil the Client’s brief while promoting environmental sustainability and decarbonisation.

Client / Project TEam

Powys Teaching Health Board