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Alder Hey in the Park
Clock View Hospital
The new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, which opened in October 2015, covers 65,000sqm, contains 270 beds and cost £200m. The layout, by BDP, reflects the specifications of the children who helped steer the design from its inception – in particular, the desire to maintain contact with nature while in the hospital. Featuring green roofs and gardens, the Park wraps itself over and around the building. With an emphasis on high-quality personalised spaces for patients, the design provides 75% single bedrooms and impressive views of the surrounding parkland. The hospital’s large technical core has 16 theatres, a 48-bed intensive care unit and a large imaging department.
Clock View is the first of several projects identified for locality-based psychiatric services in Merseyside. The overarching aim of these projects is to modernise and de-stigmatise mental healthcare, by placing new facilities in easily accessible locations and helping regenerate the economy. The new hospital provides 80 inpatient beds for adult acute mental health and dementia services, in five pavillion wards – one of which provides a new psychiatric intensive care unit – in a landscaped setting. Each service user has their own private bedroom with ensuite, and access to a wide range of shared therapeutic activities. Each ward has its own safe private garden, accessible at all times.