Table 11 : Parking Standards

Section 2 : Parking Standards for Community Facilities

[ Table Summary ]

Type of Development

Parking Requirements Standards

Remarks

Loading/Unloading Requirements Standards

Remarks

2.

Medical

(a)

Clinics and Polyclinics

 

 

-

1 to 1.5 car parking spaces for each consulting room.

-

Additionally, for polyclinics 3 parking spaces (9m x 3m) for ambulances.

 

 

-

Spaces are intended for operational needs and not for out-patients' parking. However, 1 to 2 spaces should be reserved for disabled persons driving their own cars.

 

 

-

1 to 2 lay-bys (9m x 3m) for ambulances to be provided under cover.

-

0 to 1 taxi/private car lay-by per consulting room to be provided under cover. 

-

1 to 2 lay-bys for MGVs/HGVs

 

 

-

Provision should be adequate to serve the special requirements of handicapped persons.

(b)

Hospitals

-

1 car parking space per 3 to 12 beds.

-

In addition, 2 to 5 spaces should be allocated for disabled visitor parking.

-

Additionally for hospitals with Accident and Emergency (A+E) departments, 8 parking spaces (9m x 3m) for ambulances and for hospitals without A+E departments, 3 parking spaces (9m x 3m) for ambulances.

-

In determining the number of car parking spaces to be provided within the range permitted, it should be noted that hospitals with A+E departments require more parking spaces than other hospitals. Spaces are normally intended for operational needs, but some spaces are recommended for visitors especially at hospitals which provide emergency services. Adequacy of public transport facilities, the availability of public parking in the vicinity, and the location of the hospitals should be taken into account in assessing the overall parking requirement and the need for visitor parking.

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If visitor parking is provided, a number of the most conveniently located spaces should be reserved for emergency cases.

-

Disabled visitor parking spaces should be located at the most convenient places for disabled drivers visiting the out-patients departments and A+E departments.

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1 lay-by for taxis and private cars to be provided under cover for every:

(i)

80 beds, or part thereof, in hospitals with A+E departments.

(ii)

160 beds, or part thereof, in hospitals without A+E departments.

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1 lay-by (8m x 3m) for PLBs or maxicabs for every:

(i)

200 beds, or part thereof, in hospitals with A+E departments.

(ii)

400 beds, or part thereof, in hospitals without A+E departments.

-

ambulance lay-bys:

(i)

2 for hospitals with A+E departments.

(ii)

1 to 2 for hospitals without A+E departments.

(iii)

all lay-bys to be under cover. 

-

1-3 lay-bys for MGVs/HGVs.

-

Provision should be adequate to serve the special requirements of handicapped persons.


(Refer to Statement of Intent for further guidance)

Note:

1.

For private clinics/polyclinics within public housing estates, the car parking provisions, taxi and private car lay-bys and loading/unloading provisions should be subject to the requirements of Housing Authority.


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   Last revision date : February 2014