mode transport planning is very pleased to report that the new and vastly improved Accident and Emergency Department Extension at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford has now been handed over for use by the NHS. We are very proud to have helped the NHS in bringing this about, through provision of transport planning support in relation to the planning application and construction management of the project.

The new Accident and Emergency Department will realise increased patient, staff and equipment capacity to help meet increasing day-to-day demand for accident and emergency care in the area.

The planning application and construction required close working between various NHS stakeholders, the design team, contractor, bus operators and the local authorities, to ensure that a variety of transport considerations could be balanced in and around a challenging set of constraints – not least to prioritise the increased provision of ambulance bays and movement space to ensure rapid response times.

mode assisted through design of the site access arrangements, both for future operation and to a necessary standard for planning approval, as well as at various preceding construction phases. This ensured that temporary works could take place, whilst ensuring that buses could continue to service this area of the John Radcliffe hospital.

A Transport Statement was also prepared for the planning application, to communicate how the increased capacity of the new Accident and Emergency Department wouldn’t result in any adverse transport impacts, either within the estate or in the surrounding area. The following transport related elements were key in mode supporting the delivery of this project:

  • Review and understanding of the transport and travel planning activity and the John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Liaison and meetings with a number of stakeholders with varying priorities
  • Design support and swept path analysis of access and layout arrangements
  • Review and input into construction phasing plans
  • Preparation of a Transport Statement
project summary

Client: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location: Oxford
Office: Reading
Status: Approved