Local firms get chance to bid for work at new hospital

Local companies are being given the opportunity to get involved with the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital at an event being staged by preferred bidder Carillion.

Carillion, which was selected as preferred bidder by the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust to deliver the new £335 million hospital, is holding a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event on Tuesday November 12, from 4.30pm.

Local companies, suppliers and sub-contractors, who want to be involved with the prestigious project are invited to the event which is being held at The Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool, 1 Brownlow Street, Liverpool L69 3GL.

The new hospital will be the largest in the country to have all single beds, it will include a 40-bed critical care unit, 18 operating theatres and one of the largest emergency departments in the North West, with a CT scanner and special lifts for major trauma patients, which go straight to theatres

It is set to provide 750 full time construction jobs, 60 per cent of these will be for local people and 15 per cent from priority wards in the city.

Austin Bell, project director for Carillion, said: “The new Royal will be one of the biggest construction projects in the city and offer huge opportunities for local people, suppliers and sub-contractors. It will generate genuine opportunities for the Liverpool regional economy and give local people and businesses the opportunity to get involved with such an exciting project to help create a world class hospital of which they can be proud.”