THE new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool continues to win awards for its design and construction.

It beat a high-calibre of competition from projects across the North West to win Project of the Year in the North West Regional Construction Awards.

It was built on a constrained site in the heart of Liverpool's new Knowledge Quarter, adjacent to Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Liz Bishop, chief executive of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, said: "It's a fantastic achievement for the new cancer hospital to win Project of the Year and a justified tribute to all involved in creating such a spectacular building and superb facilities for our patients and staff.

"It is already transforming care and will continue to benefit people with cancer across Cheshire and Merseyside for generations to come.

"The fact that it was completed on schedule in the height of a global pandemic makes it even more special and it’s testament to our outstanding design & construction partners as well as our staff, and the in-house team who managed the project so brilliantly."

Architects BDP designed the building, which was constructed by Laing O'Rourke.

BDP architect Emma Lepley said "The patient and staff experience was at the heart of this project.

"The focus was on providing a comforting and less clinical feeling environment for patients and their families, whilst also designing in efficiencies for the staff, as well as places for them to rest and share ideas and research.

"This award win shows just what can be achieved by committing to collaborative working with the supply chain and community focus groups throughout the whole design process."

Rory Pollock, health sector leader at Laing O’Rourke, added: "This award is testament to the enormous efforts of a collaborative project team of healthcare experts and I am proud that Laing O’Rourke played its part in delivering a major new hospital that will transform cancer care throughout Merseyside."

Richard Mann, Director – UK and Ireland Healthcare and Science Sector Leader, AECOM, commented: “Projects such as Clatterbridge are all about outcomes and how the work we do enables NHS staff to deliver the best care to patients. Seeing the hospital up and running and achieving success such as this award gives me immense pride in the hard work the team put in, going above and beyond to complete the hospital in a challenging year.”

The North West Regional Construction Awards celebrate key construction projects and the construction industry.

They are hosted by the School of Science, Engineering and Environment at the University of Salford, as well as Constructing Excellence North West and the Centre for Construction Innovation.