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Client The Acorn Consortium
Turley office Manchester
Status Development completed
LPA Liverpool City Council

A new Alder Hey in the Park; the largest children’s hospital in Europe

Our role

  • Part of the design team for the winning Acorn Consortium (comprising John Laing, Laing O’Rourke and Interserve) to deliver a new replacement hospital at Alder Hey.
  • The provision of due diligence during the competitive tender process and the preparation of planning deliverables in support of the bid.
  • Preparation of reserved matters applicationof the new hospital listed building consent for works in Springfield Park and co-ordination of Environmental Statement update.
  • We provided expert advice on Planning, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and Heritage & Townscape matters.


  • Alder Hey is Europe’s biggest and busiest children’s hospital.
  • The hospital provides 275,000 episodes of care to children and young people every year.
  • A centre of excellence in the treatment of childhood cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease.
  • A ‘hospital in the park’ with play areas on every ward, extensive gardens and spiritual areas.
  • The new hospital opened in 2015.


Image courtesy of David Barbour


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