Christchurch hospital parking building now open to public

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Nov 20, 2023 |

Photo: supplied

The Christchurch hospital carpark building is now open to the public from today.

The public carpark named Tū Waka-Waipapa on the corner of St Asaph Street and Hagley Avenue provides parking for the community accessing the hospital and Hagley Park.

This project is a partnership involving Paenga Kupenga the commercial arm of Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga, Rau Paenga (formerly Ōtākaro), Ngāi Tahu Property and Te Whatu Ora Waitaha.

Ngāi Tahu Property General Manager Blair Forgie said the car park was an example of a project showcasing the benefits of working in partnership to develop solutions for the community.

“We are pleased to be working alongside our partners to deliver this essential infrastructure.”

The building has ground floor parking and seven levels above, serviced by lifts for accessibility.

There will be a total of 463 parking spaces including mobility parks.

Photo: Supplied

Meridian Energy has installed four fast charging stations for electric vehicles. There are also bike racks on the ground floor for cyclists to use for free. 

It will be open 24/7 with no limits on parking times.

Wilson Parking is contracted to manage the day-to-day operations of Tū Waka-Waipapa. Carpark users will be able to pay for parking at the lobby through pay stations using cash or Eftpos.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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