The £237m Alder Hey Hospital completed last year, and the former hospital buildings nearby demolished

Trust plots £25m resi project at Alder Hey

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has launched the search for a development partner to bring forward a housing scheme on part of its old hospital site in Liverpool.

According to a tender notice published by the Trust, the intention is to dispose of a 10-acre plot of remediated land “to a suitable buyer who would be willing to develop the land in accordance with the Trust and Liverpool City Council’s vision of a primarily residential development which is in harmony with the surrounding properties and the new Alder Hey Hospital in the Park”.

The £237m replacement Alder Hey hospital, designed by BDP, was completed in October and sits within the 22-acre Springfield Park. Hospital services and staff transferred over from the old neighbouring facility, which was almost 100 years old.

Throughout the build process for the new hospital, NHS bosses said that the site of the old hospital would be used for a replacement park.

In the tender, the Trust said that offers may be submitted in the form of a bid-back model with capital or revenue options being considered.

No one at the Trust was available for comment on how the housing project would affect plans for the park.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 2 May 2016 at noon.

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The original plans to replace the park should go ahead. For local residents, visitors to the hospital, environmental reasons and a beautiful view for families staying at the Ronald McDonald house. This world we love in doesn’t seem to value green spaces and all the government seems to want to do is build anywhere and everywhere. There is no decent park within the Westderby and knotty ash area so our community and visitors need this!

By Paula Ashton

We were promised a park to replace the one the new Hospital was built on – they can’t just change their plans now! We need our park

By Lorraine Hearity