A £10m plan to renovate the entrance and main tower block of Aintree University Hospital has been unveiled.
If approved, the renovation will refresh the building, extending the service life of the 10-storey tower block by at least 20 years, the hospital said. The tower block houses the majority of the hospital’s wards.
Day Architectural is the designer for the project, which Bam will lead as main contractor. Steven Hunt & Associates is M&E contractor and Morley Design Associates structural engineer.
The designs for the project are intended to tie in with those at the adjacent £35m Urgent Care & Trauma Centre, which was officially opened last September. 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.
Paul Fitzpatrick, director of estates and facilities at Aintree, 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.”
Funding for the work is dependent on regional financial allocations, which is the money allocated to local Clinical Commissioning Groups by NHS England. A decision is expected this autumn.
Since becoming a foundation trust in 2006, more than £175m has been invested into buildings and facilities at the hospital, which seves a population of around 330,000 in North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby.
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