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Duo on shortlist for £288m Alder Hey project

Only BDP and Anshen & Allen are left in the race to land the £288 million Alder Hey Children’s Health Park Project in Liverpool

The practices have been named as lead designers in the two remaining consortia bidding for the huge development which will see the construction of a new ‘iconic’ paediatric facility and the demoltion of ageing wards ‘built 100 years ago to the design of Florence Nightingale’.

London-based architects Anshen & Allen has teamed up with Balfour Beatty while architectural giants BDP have paired up with Laing and Interserve under the Acorn Consortium banner.

Richard Glenn, director of the Alder Hey Children’s Health Park Project said: ‘We are delighted two such major organisations want to work with us to deliver what will be a tremendous facility.’

Future Timetable:

April 2010 – Trust commences dialogue process with selected bidders.

August 2010 – Trust to approve shortlist of bidders.

March 2011 – Submission of final tenders.

June 2011 – Project Board recommendation to appoint Preferred Bidder.

March 2012 – Contract and Financial Close

April 2012 – Commence Construction

October 2014 – Opening of Alder Hey Children’s Health Park

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