Public Consultation for Liverpool Specialist Cancer Hospital plans
Clatterbirdge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust’s £118 million plans for a Liverpool specialist cancer hospital has been submitted for a public consultation.
The consultation runs until 19 October, examining and advising the plans for the hospital which would provide expert care and aid in research and clinical trials.
While the design is still in a general outline stage, plans are for the final facility to be sited at the same location as the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and land owned by the University of Liverpool.
Fiona Jones, project director for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, said:
“The new hospital would enable us to expand and improve our services and research activity, and bring us closer to the majority of our patients, who live north of the Mersey.
“It would also provide on-site access for our inpatients to intensive care and other key specialties, which we don’t have at Wirral and which is increasingly important as we care for more complex patients who have other health conditions as well as cancer.”
Ged Courser, the architect from the Manchester studio of BDP, which pencilled the initial design, said:
“We wanted to take advantage of the natural change in ground level across the site, sloping from the highest point next to the Royal Liverpool to its lowest next to the dental school on West Derby Street.
“That’s enabled us to design a building with graduated levels coming down from its ‘prow’, creating terraces that provide access to landscaping and outside space.”
Words: Peter Cribley