Published on: 2 September 2022

There are a number of works taking place across the Kingsway Hospital and Chesterfield Royal sites, which will allow for the construction of our new adult acute inpatient units to commence. We appreciate this may cause disruption to your journey, but please do take extra care when travelling around the sites and remain aware of oncoming traffic and heavy goods vehicles.

Please be aware that from Monday 5 September there will be approximately 150 heavy goods vehicles entering both Kingsway Hospital and Chesterfield Royal Hospital, per week. The vehicles will drop off materials required for the completion of the groundworks and remove any excess soil and waste. This will be taking place for approximately six weeks.

Please remain extra vigilant when driving and on foot. By working together, we can ensure a safe environment for everyone.

Kingsway

Kingsway Hospital should be free of traffic management systems by the end of September; however construction vehicles will remain on site.

Other works taking place include:

  • To allow for utility service works there is now a traffic management system in place, outside Tissington House and at the top entrance of the main car park. This system will be in place for approximately five more weeks.
  • Tarmac works to the junction by the Ashbourne Centre will take place on Saturday 3 September meaning the junction will be closed from 8am – 4pm. A diversion will be put in place with all traffic travelling along Kingsway Boulevard and turning right through the Tilia Homes site entrance. Directional signage will be in place to guide vehicles on the day.
  • The newly widened exit at the bottom of the main carpark is being tarmacked today (Friday 2 September). The entrance and exit to the main car park will be re-opened from Monday 5 September.  
  • The new zebra crossings (top of the exit to the A38 slip road and from the allotment area to the pavement outside Kingsway House) will be installed today (Friday 2 September). This will also include the realignment of the crossing by Audrey House.
  • Both barriers on site will be back in use from 5 September.
  • Hoarding to the main site has now been delayed and will take place within the coming months.
  • From September we begin our schedule of monthly drone fly overs for the main build area to ensure we have visuals of the progress from all angles. The drone will not be passing over any inpatient units, however if a person is captured on the footage this will be pixelated to prevent dignity being compromised. We will notify colleagues in advance of the drone fly overs.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital site

  • Work has commenced to safely cap the natural gas well that runs underneath the site of the new build, meaning a number of parking spaces from car park 8 will be temporarily out of use. 
  • To allow for service delivery, a traffic management system has commenced. There are traffic lights in place between the new build site and the Hartington Unit.
  • Work has commenced, and will be ongoing, to create a contractors car park behind car park 7, to ensure there is less impact on parking for staff and visitors.
  • Hoarding to the main site has now been delayed and will take place within the coming months.
  • From September we begin our schedule of monthly drone fly overs for the main build area to ensure we have visuals of the progress from all angles. The drone will not be passing over any inpatient units, however if a person is captured on the footage this will be pixelated to prevent dignity being compromised. We will notify colleagues in advance of the drone fly overs.

Please take care when travelling around both sites whilst the works are taking place. Once again, we apologise for any disruption and inconvenience caused, we value the continued support and patience of colleagues, patients and visitors.