Aintree Hospital
The project is scheduled to complete in 2022

Bam on site at £15m Aintree hospital 

Dan Whelan

The contractor has started phase one of a project to refurbish a 10-storey ward block on Lower Lane, having been appointed by the hospital’s NHS trust. 

The project aims to improve the entrance area to Aintree University Hospital and extend the service life of the tower block, which houses the majority of the wards, by 20 years.

Bam expects to complete the first phase of the scheme next summer after which point work on the second phase, expected to last a further 12 months, will commence. 

The hospital is located Fazakerley and opened in 1906. The ward building fronts Lower Lane.

Day Architectural is the designer for the project. Steven Hunt & Associates is the M&E contractor and Morley Design Associates is the structural engineer. 

The designs for the project, unveiled in August 2018, are intended to tie in with plans for the adjacent £35m Urgent Care & Trauma Centre, which opened in September 2017. 

Aintree Hospital (old)

The 10-storey ward building will be revamped under the plans

Paul Fitzpatrick, director of estates and facilities at Aintree hospital, said: “Our staff work hard to provide high-quality care for our patients and it is important that our buildings support this. 

“This investment will breathe new life into the fabric of the hospital, giving it a modern, efficient and contemporary façade.” 

Rob Bailey, construction manager for the scheme at Bam, said: “We have a very strong understanding with the trust, and our effective collaboration is a critical ingredient in the success we expect to achieve here. 

“Our experience in healthcare schemes across the UK is exceptional, and the way we work means that the trust’s people will feel involved and informed about what is happening around them. That’s very important to us.” 

 

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