Study Tour 1: Liverpool

(Maximum 25 participants)

At the time of completion in 2015, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital was the only hospital in a park in Europe, and set a new benchmark for the delivery of modern healthcare for children. Designed by BDP, the purpose-built, £237m development was one of the most ambitious medical construction projects ever undertaken in the UK.

Returning to the campus for the first time since the hospital became an EHD Award winner in 2016, the tour group will have the opportunity to visit a number of new buildings on the campus, including:

The Institute in the Park


Designed by Hopkins Architects – a new research and education building, housing a mixture of spaces to support the needs of the NHS Trust and its university partners

The Alder Centre


Designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – a building and gardens dedicated to providing healing for bereaved parents and anyone affected by the death of a child

The Catkin Centre and Sunflower House


Designed by Cullinan Studio – providing mental health services, including a new outpatients and residential tier 4 facility, designed around courtyard gardens against the backdrop of a new park, which will be shared between the hospital and the community