New Royal Liverpool University Hospital

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, an NHS Trust in Liverpool, has secured permission from Liverpool City Council for the construction of a new £335m Royal Liverpool University Hospital, scheduled for completion in the next four years.

In May 2013, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust selected construction firm Carillion to deliver the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital under a public private partnership (PPP).

The new hospital will be equipped with 646 beds, including a 40-bed critical care unit, 18 theatres and the one of largest emergency departments in the north-west region.

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust CEO Aidan Kehoe said the trust is delighted that Liverpool City Council has approved Carillion’s planning application.

Commenting on the new hospital, Kehoe said: "It will provide both the most advanced treatment and the highest standards of comfort, privacy and dignity for patients."

The current hospital will be demolished once the new project is completed.

Carillion will provide support services for the new hospital, from which it expects to generate £80m of revenue over the life of the 30-year concession contract.

In addition, Carillion plans to invest £24m of equity in the project.

"This world-class facility will bring massive health, education and economic benefits."

Carillion project director Austin Bell said the new Royal will provide 750 full time construction jobs, 60% of which will be for local people and 15% from priority wards in the city.

"There will be 100 apprenticeships, along with opportunities for homeless people and 16 to 24 year olds who are experiencing barriers to learning and employment. In addition, 60% of the construction spend of the project will go to the local area, supporting local businesses," Bell added.

The new hospital will also help to generate 5,000 high value jobs, many of which will be provided by the city’s University Technical College.

The hospital will be developed as a green project with renewable energy systems, low carbon technology, water meters and leak detection systems.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said, "This world-class facility will bring massive health, education and economic benefits."

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust controls Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital and Liverpool University Dental Hospital.


Image: The planned Royal Liverpool Hospital. Photo courtesy of The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.