Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Neonatal and PAU Unit

  • Client: Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Role: Project Management and Cost Management
  • Value: £19m
  • Sector: Healthcare

Project Overview

A new build on the existing Alder Hey site which will accommodate a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Paediatric Assessment Unit across two floors.

The scheme includes: 

Neonatal Unit – First Floor / 22 single cots 19 with dedicated parent rooms / clinical space / parent and visitor space 

PAU –  Ground Floor / 24 single cubicles / clinical support services / refurb of existing ED waiting space 

Alder Hey Neonatal and PAU Unit

Project challenges

  • Constrained site next to main hospital road will require a robust logistics plan to ensure that hospital services are maintained through construction
  •  The in-built parent room to the PICU cot rooms is a new concept in this country, and so rigorous stakeholder consultation was required to ensure the unit would function well and could be nursed in the best way possible
  • Although this project is predominantly a new build, there are areas within the exiting building which form part of the new layout that will be refurbished

Value added

  • Facilitation of design process and management of all stakeholder comments and sign offs
  • Development management of procurement process and assisting the trust with the selection of a main contractor for the construction phase
Alder Hey Neonatal and PAU Unit