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    The building with the hoarding in the old blood Transfusion building, I think they have moved to Speke near the new skin and tissue bank there.


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    Mar 11 2008 by Nick Coligan, Liverpool Echo

    THE £400m replacement for the Royal Liverpool hospital is finally set to get the go-ahead.

    The ambitious project would see the 1970s complex rebuilt in the south-east corner of its city centre site, before the existing buildings are demolished.

    Health chiefs say the current hospital has reached the end of its useful life just 30 years after opening and no longer meets the requirements of patients and visitors.

    Basic plans for the new Royal are now recommended for approval by town hall planners, although councillors will have the final say next week.

    A council report says:

    It will take 10 years to rebuild the Royal, starting in January 2011.

    Technical experts say the hospital’s electrics, heating and ventilation systems are likely to start failing in the next few years.

    The existing hospital will continue to operate while its replacement is being built.

    The report adds: “Obviously, building a new hospital alongside an existing one while maintaining services clearly presents a significant challenge.

    “Inevitably, there will be a substantial amount of disruption as a consequence and it will be critical to ensure construction work is effectively managed so the amount of disruption can be minimised.

    “The exact details will form part of the package which prospective developers will be required to provide as part of their bids to win the construction contract.”

    The new Royal would focus on emergency and specialist treatment, with other services like planned care and rehabilitation provided at Broadgreen hospital.

    Patients’ representatives have criticised the possible reduction in beds, but the main concern raised by council planners is about car parking.

    Kensington residents say staff and visitors leave their cars in nearby streets to avoid parking charges, and the Royal’s plans include reducing the number of spaces by about 300.

    Council officials suggest telling the hospital to contribute £100,000 towards a residents-only parking zone in the Kensington Fields estate in return for planning permission.

    Central ward councillor Nick Small said: “We have worked with the Royal and residents for the past six months to try and mitigate parking problems and discussions have been quite positive.”

    The proposal will be discussed by the council’s planning committee next Tuesday.

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    Is there an uglier hospital building in the UK than the present Royal ?
    I place it with the Echo building as joint winners, as the most ugliest buildings in Liverpool There is no chance of them being listed buildings.
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    Well the hospital is supposed to be coming down eventually (as soon as the new building is erected to the rear of it)and the sandcastle is supposed to be getting a makeover (more windows) but you never know though, strange as it may seem, together with the TGWU building there are not many 70s iconic buildings - a sort of barren time for architecture and building within the city. They may end up as listed as some of the very few examples from that era. Possibly a travesty when you consider the current plight of the Bedford cinema.
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    Another building, at the rear, was being surrounded by scaffolding/sheeting today.
    There are 3 old black/white bollards over the road, just incase anyone goes to photograph this building.

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    I got the nurses high rise flats at the weekend.
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    Just read a good description of the Royal, a filing cabinet for sick human beings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D View Post
    I've edited your post Ged I hope you don't mind.

    I'll look forward to seeing the back of that commie block we call a hospital,I hope the architects do a better job this time.
    I agree a terrible design.I remember as a kid growing up in Low wood St, Low Hill does anyone remember the name of the church that was torn down on Prescot Rd to make way for the then new hospital? Or even beter have any pics.

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    The £400m redevelopment of Liverpool's biggest hospital has been given the green light by planners.

    The outline approval paves the way for the construction of a new hospital on the Royal Liverpool site, before the old building is demolished.

    The hospital's trust said the outline approval from Liverpool City Council would improve future patient care.

    Plans also include residents-only car parking for people in the Kensington Fields area, which borders the site.

    Under the plans, the new Royal Liverpool will become a specialist centre for cancer treatment and emergency care.

    The second site owned by the trust, Broadgreen Hospital, would focus more on planned care, outpatient clinics and rehabilitation centres.

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    Chief executive Tony Bell said: "Today's decision brings our vision of transforming the Royal a step closer to reality.

    "Ultimately, a new hospital would provide us with the ability to create an excellent, modern environment for clinical care and deliver a vastly improved patient experience."

    The new hospital is expected to take four years to build once work starts in 2010.

    Once the old 1970s building is demolished, which itself is expected to take a further three years, space will be freed for as yet unspecified "future healthcare developments", the trust said.

    It also plans to keep disruption to the local community and existing services to a minimum during the massive rebuilding programme.

    Council leader Warren Bradley said the decision would bring "massive benefits to the health and well-being of future generations of Liverpool people".

    The current Royal Liverpool opened in 1978 and the trust has previously said it would need major refurbishment in the next few years if kept open.

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    Something like the University College Hospital London would be good




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    RESULTS from the consultation phase for a new ?477m Liverpool hospital have been announced and approved. Read
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    Talking ten years?

    Hang on, how will it take 10 years to build a new hospital? That seems a little bit long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dead Cat View Post
    Hang on, how will it take 10 years to build a new hospital? That seems a little bit long!
    About the average waiting time in casualty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tirpitz View Post
    Does anyone remember the name of the church that was torn down on Prescot Rd to make way for the then new hospital? Or even beter have any pics.
    Do you mean St Judes?

    PhilG has this rather nice picture of it from the LRO -



    Which is the most common one, but there is also a photo knocking around of it somewhere...

    Very interesting Church, built in 1834, supposedly out of stone donated by Joseph Williamson, the King of Edge Hill. It also supposedly had a very ornate alter piece, possibly by an Italian Master, but no-one knows what happened to it.
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