Plans approved for new cancer hospital in Liverpool

WCN Editorial Team 1 Jul 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust has secured planning consent from the Liverpool City Council for a new cancer hospital in Liverpool, UK.

Laing O'Rourke has been selected by the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust to design and build the new facility — part of the Trust’s £157M investment in expanding and improving cancer care — in January 2015.

The project, designed by the architectural team at BDP, will include the development of an 11-storey hospital on West Derby Street.

The new facility will provide highly-specialist chemotherapy and other drug therapies, radiotherapy, inpatient care, outpatients, cancer support and rehabilitation, bone marrow transplant, a teenage and young adult unit, and urgent cancer care.

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, said: “This is a landmark development which will not only create a first-class new building in this part of the city, but will lead to major improvements in the delivery of services for cancer patients from across the region.

“The health campus will be a world-class facility that the whole city can be tremendously proud of and will continue Liverpool’s long tradition of innovation in the fields of medicine and health.”

Preparatory construction work is anticipated to commence on site later this year, with the new hospital opening to patients by the end of 2019.

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