NHS Grampian’s new multimillion-pound car park has been temporarily closed – just 24 hours after it first opened to vehicles.
The £10million Lady Helen Parking Centre, at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, was funded by Sir Ian Wood’s charity, The Wood Foundation, and is named after the oil tycoon and philanthropist’s wife.
Health bosses gave the facility for patients and visitors a “soft” opening on Wednesday with a formal opening ceremony due to take place in the future.
Now the board has revealed the building will be closed until at least Monday morning to allow maintenance works to be carried on the lifts, lighting and other areas.
While the closure is ongoing the previous car parking arrangements will be in place for staff, patients and visitors.
A spokeswoman for the board said: “As many people are aware, we performed a limited or ‘soft’ opening in advance of the official opening next month/later in the year.
“This allows us to test logistical and technical aspects of the building and perform final maintenance work while still providing much needed additional car parking.
“We aim to keep these closure periods to a minimum however, we expect there will be periods where the car park is not open to users over the next few weeks.
“We will communicate these to people in advance where possible and staff will also keep users updated both at the car park entrance barriers and via NHS Grampian social media channels.
“We will issue an update once the car park reopens and would like to thank people for their patience and co-operation.”