Laing O’Rourke has been selected as the key contractor to work on a new £118 million (€156 million) cancer hospital in Liverpool, UK.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust selected the UK-based construction firm to deliver a new medical facilities and revamp of existing specialist site in Wirral.

The plans were unanimously approved in December by the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee for Cheshire and Merseyside, which represented the eight local authorities whose residents would be substantially affected by the proposed changes to cancer care.

Funded by the government and a public fundraising appeal, Laing O’Rourke had emerged as the preferred contractor to design and build the scheme from an initial tendering process held in May 2014.

Tom Higgins, Laing O’Rourke director, said, “This is a very exciting project for us and the confidence The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust has in us is testament to our expertise in the health sector.
"The immediate priority is to now work closely with the architects and Clatterbridge Cancer Centre staff as well as patient groups to finalise the project’s design.”

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