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SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in a park in Europe and

sets a newbenchmark for the delivery ofmodern healthcare for children.

The purpose-built, £250mdevelopment is one of themost ambitious

medical construction projects ever undertaken in the UK.

MalcolmDavidson

of

WSP–Parsons Brinckerhoff

reports.

Alder HeyChildren’s

Hospital,

Liverpool

The façade used approximately 1265 precast concrete load-bearing sandwich

panels, designed to look like the red sandstone rock strata prevalent in

Liverpool.

(Photo:David Barbour.)