Car parking at Grindley Hill Court

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University Hospitals of the North Midlands (UHNM) NHS Trust has received planning permission to develop a new staff car park at Grindley Hill Court. Construction of the car park has now begun and is due for completion in 2024.


Grindley Hill Court will provide a permanent car parking solution for the NHS staff currently parking on the Old Infirmary and COPD site, with the former potentially being developed for local housing and community facilities following the demolition of both sites’ disused and dilapidated buildings.


The Trust chose to acquire Grindley Hill Court, which sits adjacent to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, because it was considered the best local option for future expansion of hospital services and, earlier this year, it was granted public funding to purchase the land.


Grindley Hill Court previously housed NHS staff, including temporary and part-time staff, who have now vacated the site so the land may be readied for demolition. The Trust has been assisting these residents in their move, including support in removals and finding alternative accommodation.


Lorraine Whitehead, Director of Estates, Facilities and PFI at the Trust, has said: “We are delighted to receive approval from Stoke-on-Trent City Council for a new staff car park at Grindley Hill Court. Not only will it improve NHS facilities for our staff, but it allows us to move forward with exciting plans to redevelop the Infirmary site for possible housing and community facilities.”


The Trust’s new car park, and its wider ambitions for the Infirmary and COPD sites, are an important part of Project STAR, UHNM’s regeneration programme which aims to ‘power-up’ this part of Stoke-on-Trent in the post-Covid era.


UHNM is committed to engaging with local residents and stakeholders throughout the demolition and development phases, and will ensure that any queries are addressed by a member of its dedicated project team.

You can submit a question to our team by clicking here and view our FAQs here.


The image below is an artists' impression of the car park at Grindley Hill Court.




Watch: UHNM’s plans for staff car parking





University Hospitals of the North Midlands (UHNM) NHS Trust has received planning permission to develop a new staff car park at Grindley Hill Court. Construction of the car park has now begun and is due for completion in 2024.


Grindley Hill Court will provide a permanent car parking solution for the NHS staff currently parking on the Old Infirmary and COPD site, with the former potentially being developed for local housing and community facilities following the demolition of both sites’ disused and dilapidated buildings.


The Trust chose to acquire Grindley Hill Court, which sits adjacent to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, because it was considered the best local option for future expansion of hospital services and, earlier this year, it was granted public funding to purchase the land.


Grindley Hill Court previously housed NHS staff, including temporary and part-time staff, who have now vacated the site so the land may be readied for demolition. The Trust has been assisting these residents in their move, including support in removals and finding alternative accommodation.


Lorraine Whitehead, Director of Estates, Facilities and PFI at the Trust, has said: “We are delighted to receive approval from Stoke-on-Trent City Council for a new staff car park at Grindley Hill Court. Not only will it improve NHS facilities for our staff, but it allows us to move forward with exciting plans to redevelop the Infirmary site for possible housing and community facilities.”


The Trust’s new car park, and its wider ambitions for the Infirmary and COPD sites, are an important part of Project STAR, UHNM’s regeneration programme which aims to ‘power-up’ this part of Stoke-on-Trent in the post-Covid era.


UHNM is committed to engaging with local residents and stakeholders throughout the demolition and development phases, and will ensure that any queries are addressed by a member of its dedicated project team.

You can submit a question to our team by clicking here and view our FAQs here.


The image below is an artists' impression of the car park at Grindley Hill Court.




Watch: UHNM’s plans for staff car parking




  • Notice regarding Hilton Road

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    UHNM has been informed by Severn Trent that Hilton Road will be partially closed from 28th November - 16th December 2022, due to a sewer diversion for Hilton House Care Home.

    The road closure will be on the southbound section of Hilton Road between the junction of Ashlands Road and Oliver Road. There will only be access for residents and permit holders during works.

    While these works have no relation to the Trust’s ongoing development at Grindley Hill Court, we would like to inform residents that construction vehicles travelling to and from Grindley Hill Court may need to use alternative routes during this period.

    Residents can expect communication from Severn Trent shortly with further information on closures, including diversion routes.

  • Notice regarding traffic on The Avenue

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    Local residents have made the Trust aware of an increase in construction traffic on The Avenue, leading onto the A34.

    UHNM has been in contact with our contractors at the Grindley Hill Court site, who cannot confirm without vehicle registration that such traffic is related to the construction of the new car park. There is currently a number of significant construction projects taking place in the local area which likely explains the spike in traffic along this road.


    We do however understand residents’ concerns and have now reviewed the vehicle routes with the Contractor. Unfortunately, due to the layout of Hilton Road - which forces vehicles leaving Grindley Hill Court to turn left to reach the A34 in the shortest and least disruptive route - contractors will still use The Avenue. The Contractor has however reduced the number of vehicles travelling to the site and furthermore, residents can be assured that the existing levels of traffic from Grindley Hill Court will significantly reduce in six weeks’ time, once the current stage of works are completed.


    The Trust apologies for any disruption this has caused residents. We encourage anybody with further questions or concerns to get in touch with our team here.

  • Demolition complete at Grindley Hall Court

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    December 2022

    Buildings on the Grindley Hill Court site have now been demolished to prepare for the construction of a new staff car park, the local NHS Trust can confirm.

    The successful completion of the demolition in September means construction of the car park is now underway, with works due to finish in 2024.

    Grindley Hill Court will provide a permanent car parking solution for the NHS staff currently parking on the Old Infirmary and COPD sites, with the former potentially being developed for local housing and community facilities following the demolition of both sites’ disused buildings.

    Below, you can find a selection of images which show the progress on site. You can find out more about our plans by visiting our FAQs page.

    If you have any further questions for our team, you can ask them here.


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    Progress of the demolition at Grindley Hill Court


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