Healthcare Design - March 2016 - 37
DAVID BARBOUR; BDP (RENDERING)
Owner: Alder Hey Children's NHS
Completion date: Oct. 2, 2015
Total building area (sq. ft.): 645,834, plus 1,200-space
Total construction cost: $236 million
Cost/sq. ft.: $3,940
Architecture: BDP Ltd.
Interior design: BDP Ltd.
Contracting: Laing O'Rourke
Engineering: Hoare Lea (MEP), WSP (structures)
Construction: Laing O'Rourke
Art/pictures: Lesley Greene (art consultant),
Lucy Casson (lead artist)
AV equipment/electronics/software: BT
Carpet/flooring: Tarkett, Desso
Ceiling/wall systems: Knauf, Rockfon, Formica
Doors/locks/hardware: Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw
Fabric/textiles: Camira Fabrics
Furniture: Bespoke Joinery, Gariff Construction,
Handrails/wall guards: Construction Specialties
Lighting: Thorn Lighting
Surfaces - solid/other: Formica, Corian by Dupont
including a closed-loop ground source heat
pump for heating and cooling and air source heat
pumps in some of the air-handling units to reduce
carbon emissions. As many rooms as possible
were outfitted with operable windows to increase
the use of natural ventilation, and glazed sliding
doors in the patient rooms allow daylight to penetrate further into the ward, reducing the use of
electric lighting. Outside, the extensive green roof
system helps reduce heat gain in the buildings
and cuts down on runoff by absorbing rainwater.
Over the course of the five-year project, Powell
says, the design team was influenced by the concept of a "postcard test," which was developed
by Alder Hey's medical director at the time who
wanted design decisions to be guided by the idea
that the hospital should be picture-worthy-from
the overall look of the campus, such as the courtyards integrated between the buildings, down to
the high-end details, such as the raised ceilings and decorative lighting fixtures. "We would
go back and ask ourselves, 'Does it do that?'"
Powell says. "It was all part of that desire to be
Anne DiNardo is senior editor of Healthcare Design.
She can be reached at anne.dinardo@emeraldexpo.
Above: This aerial rendering shows Alder Hey's new hospital and
future green space on the opposite corner of the site that will be
added once phased demotion of its former 100-year-old facility
(inset) is completed by 2018. The new hospital is designed to
maximize views and access to neighboring Springfield Park.