We have completed work on the first phase of rejuvenating Aintree University Hospital, by creating a new main entrance and state-of-the-art tower block. 

The £15 million renovation has given the hospital a modern, efficient and contemporary feel with improved access. Patients and staff will also benefit from cleaner, simpler, and safer drop off facilities. The work is part of a £22.5 million investment to refurbish the tower block and provide improvements to the emergency department. 

It continues a partnership began 10 years ago, when BAM began work on the £35 million Hospital’s Urgent Care and Trauma Centre (UCAT). We have been present there since. 

The North West team has replaced windows and cladding, improved insulation, added solar reflection and natural ventilation which will help to manage inside temperatures all year round, improving overall comfort within the wards.

BAM team at Aintree Hospital
“We have a very strong understanding with the Trust, and the effective collaboration between us is a critical ingredient in the success that is being achieved here.

“These two scheme were procured differently, but we have shown that the value of establishing a good understanding is the vital factor whatever route our clients choose.

“Our experience in healthcare schemes across the UK is exceptional, and the way we work means that the hospital’s patients and staff will feel involved and informed about what is happening around them. By doing this we help the client manage their own relationships and communicate better about what can be sensitive matters.”

Rob Bailey

Construction Director

The 125-foot-tall tower block, which holds 480 beds, reached its 50th anniversary in 2021. It is a key city landmark for Aintree, with its 10 floors being visible for miles around. In addition to housing most of the hospital’s inpatient wards, the tower block is home to a dialysis unit, discharge lounge, offices and conference rooms. Its’ floor space totals 16,500 square metres, more than the pitches at Anfield and Goodison combined, and is served by 11 lifts.

Steve Warburton, Chief Executive of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Aintree University Hospital, said: “This is the biggest ever single investment in Aintree’s Tower Block and will extend its lifespan by up to 30 years. 

“The Tower Block development is great news for our patients and staff. It is also a vote of confidence in the hospital and the vital role it plays for the city region’s NHS services.

“Our staff work hard to provide high-quality care for our patients, and it is important that our buildings support and reflect this.”

Paul Fitzpatrick, Director of Estates and Facilities for the Trust, added: “The renovation works will make patients more comfortable, while also protecting the building from the weather. Patients and staff will really notice the benefits - cold winters will feel warmer, while hot summers will feel cooler.”