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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to select an architect-led, multi-disciplinary design team for a new Community Cluster building as part of the continued development of its Health Park Campus in Liverpool.
The community cluster building will be an integral and important part of the growing Alder Hey healthcare campus forming a centre of excellence for children’s health. The new building will accommodate and bring together a diverse range of services which are presently housed in old buildings within the retained estate or across the City of Liverpool. Services are expected to eventually include outpatient clinics, inpatient wards, operational support, administration and education.
It is currently envisaged that realisation of the community cluster may involve a phased approach as service users of the building are confirmed, with c. 2,400m2 of accommodation to be provided within the first phase of development.
The vision for the community cluster building is of a community working for children within a landscaped parkland setting that will connect with nature through its design. Although the building will contain clinical services, its primary role as a community building rather than an acute one will need to be evident within the preferred scheme.