Aecom has been appointed as the technical advisor for the Royal Liverpool University Hospital development in the UK to ensure the completion of the delayed project.
The new hospital will feature 646 beds, including a 40-bed Critical Care Unit, 18 operating theatres and one of the largest emergency departments in North West England. The new hospital will also have an underground car park for patients and visitors, and buses will come onto the site, providing better and easier access to the hospital.
The hospital was originally planned to be opened in March 2017. But the building work at the Hospital was stopped in February 2018 when the company responsible for construction - Carillion, went into administration. Later, the structural flaws left by Carillion were found and the report conducted by structural engineers from Arup concluded that 3 floors out of eleven needed strengthening.
New construction contractors Laing O'Rourke started the reinforcement works in June 2019.
Aecom will oversee the completion of the project as well as the remedial work being carried out by the new contractor.
It is planned that before the end of October 2019, the project business case will be submitted to the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust board which then proceed for sign-off by the NHS Improvement.
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust, which is now in charge of the finishing of the project is procuring 140 works packages, which all will require NHS Improvement approval.