Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust has selected Carillion and Horizon as the final bidders for the contract to build a new facility, estimated at £470 million.
Each bid team spent 14 weeks between February and May 2011 working with NHS Trust’s doctors, nurses and other staff on their designs, along with representatives of the Patient’s Council. The resulting evaluation identified two remaining contractors.
Judith Greensmith, chair and design champion, stressed that the quality of the experience for the patients and visitors who would use the new hospital was crucial.
She said: “We are very excited to have reached another milestone on the journey to the new Royal. We chose these bidders because we felt they offered the best overall proposal for the new Royal. We want to make sure that the new hospital allows us to offer 21st century care for our patients, in a building that our city can be proud of.
“We have worked with staff and patients during this process - looking at everything from where we locate departments to ensuring that people can find their way round. We are really looking forward to working with Carillion and Horizon over the next few months as we choose our final bidder,” Greensmith said.
The hospital plans to announce the winning design and company in spring 2012. Subject to NHS and Department of Health approval and planning permission, the contract for the new hospital will be signed and work will start on site in early 2013, the Trust said.