Rider Levett Bucknall UK has been awarded a contract with Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT). RLB UK will support the Trust team in the initial estates’ strategy helping the business case planning for its Royal Liverpool, Broadgreen and Aintree sites.
As part of the combined Liverpool City Council and LUHFT NHS Liverpool’s ‘Our Future Together’ three year strategy, RLB UK will help shape a strategic framework that will look to deliver healthcare to the 630,000 people around the area.
Having worked previously on strategic estates planning for other healthcare trusts across the country including University Hospitals Leicester and having a strong healthcare team working out of RLB UK’s Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester offices, the appointment reflects the growth RLB UK has seen in its healthcare business.
Stewart Binns, Head of Healthcare for RLB UK comments, “It comes as no surprise that many trusts across the country are assessing the state of their estates and looking for support in strategic planning towards the business case process of securing finance. Having extensive experience and understanding what this requires and how healthcare estates managers can align their strategic objectives with both acute clinical needs as well as community requirements is key. We are looking forward to working with the LUHFT team and those at the Royal Liverpool, Broadgreen and Aintree sites.”
“RLB UK has a real depth of understanding of the holistic healthcare estates planning that is happening on a national level but also specifically what we are trying to achieve here in Liverpool.Paul Fitzpatrick, Director of Estates and Facilities for LUHFT
Getting the new Royal hospital up and running in 2022 and redeveloping the other sites with the new combined Trust needs a clear, robust estates strategy and we believe RLB UK is perfect to help us achieve this ambition.”