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McMullen wins Clatterbridge cladding package

McMullen Facades has landed an £11m contract to deliver cladding at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust’s new hospital in Liverpool.

The firm, part of the Lakesmere Group, will start work in April 2018, aiming for completion in 2020. The 11-storey new-build hospital will sit between the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the University of Liverpool.

Laing O’Rourke is the main contractor and the scheme’s architect is BDP, which has created a highly-glazed design. As part of McMullen’s scope of works, the Belfast firm will undertake design, manufacture and installation of the fenestration package, including unitised and stick curtain wall systems, bolted glass systems, aluminium doors, windows and rooflights. Both the unities and stick curtain walling will be made at McMullen’s UK manufacturing facility.

McMullen will also deliver the rainscreen and cladding package, comprising a blend of transparent, translucent, opaque and graduated fritted panels.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of the UK’s largest networked providers of cancer care, with 10 sites across Merseyside and Cheshire. The trust revealed its plans for a specialist £118m hospital at the Royal site in 2014. In 2015 it appointed Laing O’Rourke to both this job and a redesign of the trust’s Wirral site. Planning consent for the Liverpool project was secured in summer 2016.

The Royal itself has been subject of a £335m rebuild project, led by Carillion and beset by delays. Completion of this project is now expected in summer 2018.

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