• Capabilities: Project Management, Cost Management, Program Management
  • Sectors: Health

Providing a world-class cancer hospital for the North West

Liverpool - Liverpool’s main cancer centre is currently located in the region’s southernmost point on a site with no acute medical and surgical specialties. This aging facility is also some distance away from key research partners and meant that patients often had to travel long distances to receive the care they needed. The need for a leading specialist facility dedicated to treating cancer patients in the heart of the city is more important than ever.

2.4 million

Local population with access to the new facility

£162m

Invested in transforming cancer care

The recently completed Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, centrally located in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, is part of a £162m investment in transforming cancer care for the 2.4 million people of Cheshire and Merseyside. 

When fully operational, the new facility will deliver a wide range of highly-specialist cancer care including pioneering chemotherapy, immunotherapy, gene therapy and radiotherapy. 

The new hospital has state-of-the-art facilities for bone marrow transplant, diagnostics and imaging, outpatients, day-case treatments, single en-suite patient bedrooms, a Teenage & Young Adult Unit, clinical therapies, and a wide range of cancer information and support services.

Initially engaged by Liverpool Primary Care Trust to review project requirements and affordability, Arcadis was subsequently engaged by Clatterbridge Cancer Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to explore feasibility and complete the Strategic Outline Case. This included healthcare planning, project management, and cost advisory services. 

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From 2013, Arcadis supported the Trust in developing the Outline Business Case. The role also included setting up the transformational Programme Management Office for the Trust and supporting the appointment of a new Director of Transformation to implement it. 

Arcadis worked with the Trust to develop detailed clinical specifications for each department. This included scope of service, exclusions, the relationships between departments, models of care, and looking at how patients would flow through the new facilities. These specifications formed the basis upon which options appraisal, exemplar hospital design, programming, and cost planing were progressed. 

Arcadis led an extensive procurement review and subsequently a two-stage Official Journal of The European Union (OJEU) compliant tender process. The procurement was progressed adopting the principals of the NHS P21+ procurement model whilst increasing scope for competition and engagement from major contractors capable of delivering large healthcare projects. The successful contractor,  Laing O’Rourke, was appointed on the basis that they were responsible for management and supervision of the Trust appointed design team. 

Arcadis continued to provide cost advisory services as the project progressed, as well as support throughout the construction stage to completion and handover in June 2020. 

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Results

The new hospital provides a world-class cancer facility that will bring life-saving diagnosis, treatment, research and care to the North West of England. 

Being centrally located, journey times and environmental impact will be significantly reduced for the 65% of patients who live north of the Mersey.

Being co-located with key delivery and research partners, the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the University of Liverpool Medical School, will provide significant benefits for cancer patients both now and in future.

In addition to improving cancer care, the development provides opportunities to deliver wider social and economic benefits to neighbouring communities and businesses through regeneration-focused initiatives.

Image courtesy of Paul Karalius

Chris Waine, UK Account Director for Health, said:

“It was an absolute privilege to have worked with the Trust from inception through to completion in delivering this state-of-the-art healthcare facility in Liverpool city centre. The new facility was part of the Trust’s Transforming Cancer Care Vision, which also has a great synergy with our Arcadis mission to Improve the Quality of Life in everything that we do.

“We are proud of our contribution in successfully delivering the new Liverpool Cancer Centre and the value it will provide for cancer patients across the North West of England.”

Outcomes

2.4 million

Local population with access to the new facility

£162m

Invested in transforming cancer care

£8m

Savings

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