Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Fazakerley, Liverpool) is moving ahead with its plan to transform the main entrance and tower block of Aintree Hospital, by appointing a contractor to commence work.
The £15 million renovation will refresh the outside of the hospital, extending the service life of the 10-storey tower block by at least 20 years. The tower block houses the majority of the hospital’s wards.
The Trust has appointed BAM Construction following a competitive process under the Government’s ProCure 22 capital framework for health in England.
The scheme has been designated as “essential” and is proceeding with a wide range of adaptations to meet social distancing requirements and safe operating protocols to protect all those involved with it.
The scheme’s designs will tie-in with the adjacent £35m Urgent Care and Trauma Centre, also created by BAM, which was officially opened by the Duke of Cambridge in 2017.
The work will also improve the staff and patient experience within the building, with improved insulation, solar reflection and natural ventilation helping to manage inside temperatures all year round. Cold winters will feel warmer, while hot summers will feel cooler.