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Alder Hey Hospital

Alder Hey

Every year we care for over 270,000 children, young people and their families and we lead research into children’s medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. We moved to our new Alder Hey in the Park in early October 2015.

We know that a children’s hospital is different and that our job is more than just treating an illness. At Alder Hey we are here to look after a child and their family and that includes mums, dads, brothers and sisters.

We treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions from our main hospital site in Liverpool and across community sites and clinics throughout the North West.

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Alder Hey Hospital Jenkinsons designed the layout of the ‘back office areas’ and also the new large public areas. Alder Hey Hospital Jenkinsons designed the layout of the ‘back office areas’ and also the new large public areas. Alder Hey Hospital Jenkinsons designed the layout of the ‘back office areas’ and also the new large public areas.

Alder Hey Hospital

Liverpool’s Alder Hey Hospital is the North West’s iconic famous children’s hospital, with over 2700 staff caring for over 275,000 children per year.

The new ‘Alder Hey in the Park’ is an amazing hospital with a design inspired by children. A dedicated research and innovation facility built next door, created a leading edge centre for children’s healthcare and research in Liverpool.

The new hospital covers over 51,000m² and contains 270 beds with 16 operating theatres. There is nothing like it anywhere else in Europe.

The needs and demands of the children were at the heart of the design process. Almost 1000 children were involved in the consultation and their pictures alongside their views influenced the vision of the new hospital. The main inspiration for the overall design was a flower design by 14-year-old Eleanor Brogan.

Jenkinsons Office Interiors were involved with the project, for over three years prior to the scheduled opening date. A close working relationship was developed with the Alder Hey project team; BDP Architects and Jenkinsons project team lead by Martin Baker and Joanne Davies.

Jenkinsons were responsible for advising the Trust on the overall design and layout of the ‘back office areas’ and also the new large public areas.

One of the major concerns for the Trust was to ensure that that all fabric finishes adhered to infection control regulations and that all furniture must also be easy to maintain.

Prior to final decisions being made, Jenkinsons presented and advised upon all furniture and fabric finishes to the project board

Over a ten-week programme, over 10,000 individual items of furniture was installed directly by Jenkinsons installation team. The overall total of the project was £1.65million.

Alongside the interior furniture, Jenkinsons project teams were also responsible for the supply and installation of interior wall art, specialist toys and garden furniture.

Jenkinsons are proud to have been chosen to supply all the furniture for such an innovative and inspiring hospital.

Martin Baker, Managing Director, Jenkinsons, said, “It has been a pleasure for a long-established local family business to be associated with such an iconic project. All our staff have immense sense of pride every time they drive past the new hospital!’

Now that the building is open and fully functioning, as part of the aftercare service, Jenkinsons will continue to advise, support and provide aftercare to the hospital project team.”

Alder Hey Hospital

Main business activity:


Destination, Lola, Pause, Haven Pods, Haven Sofas, Universal Storage, Casper, Conic Tables, Jaicer

Clipper with self-tension mechanism, Karma, Trillipse, Elios, Sprint Visitor, Ad-lib Four Leg Castors

Freeway, Aspen, Industrial Draughtsman, Universal Storage, RCT Tables, TB Tables

Nigel Coutts, BDP (London) and Simon Knight, Hopkins (London) Research building

Jill Baker – Independent consultant contract

Main Contractor:
Laing O’Rourke

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