BAM cleared to start at Liverpool hospital
BAM’s £20m rebuild of Aintree University Hospital facilities has cleared its final hurdle after gaining planning approval from Liverpool City Council.
The Accident and Emergency (A&E), Critical Care, Cardiology and Fracture Clinic departments will all be transformed over the next two years.
Chief executive Catherine Beardshaw has welcomed the decision from Liverpool City Council. She said: “This decision is fantastic news and will enable us to ensure we can continue to provide the best quality care to patients in modern, fit-for-purpose facilities. The work will help us meet demands for some of our busiest areas.”
Taylor Young has carried out the architectural design work on the scheme and will be working with BAM Construction which has been appointed to deliver the project on site. BAM's contract is valued at £15m.
In a separate project on the same site, Vinci Construction UK is installing a new high level pedestrian walkway between the Aintree University Hospital and the Walton Centrefor neurology and neurosurgery.
The 63m link bridge will be pre-assembled off site in four sections then transported to site and crane lifted into position onto circular concrete columns in the summer. These columns will support the final section of the new walkway.
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This article was published on 14 Mar 2012 (last updated on 14 Mar 2012).