As a world leader in healthcare and research, Alder Hey is going to be the first in the UK and Europe to build a children’s hospital in a park. It is the vision of thousands of families, following one of the NHS’s biggest ever public consultations, with a 15-year-old girl inspiring the final design through a drawing competition.
The project, due to complete in June 2015, involves the design, construction, financing and operation of the new hospital on parkland adjacent to the existing site, Springfield Park, in Liverpool under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI).
Faithful+Gould has been integral to the project so far, providing technical due diligence services in the period leading to financial close, as well as construction phase monitoring and certification services to senior funders and a separate certification appointment with the Trust.
Faithful+Gould has unique experience of PFI/PPP projects, having been appointed as technical advisor on all six schemes procured or being procured using this approach. Chair of Alder Hey, Sir David Henshaw, said: "Our iconic new building will be a fantastic facility for our patients, families and staff while providing us with the perfect platform for carrying out our work as one of the leading children’s hospitals in the world."