AN INNER CITY HOSPITAL CAMPUS THAT BRIDGES THE GAP BETWEEN CLINICAL FUNCTION AND PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY
JCA has played a major role in the design team for this major PFI project. Our strategy is based on a clinical vision to create a non-institutional and flexible environment that is practical to use and inspires confidence in those requiring treatment.
It also anticipates a future in which the Royal remains a centre of excellence for interventionary medicine, surgery and clinical training but is also likely to form the hub of a wider metropolitan health network.
The development of the new Royal and the Biosciences Quarter, is a very important extension of Liverpool’s inner city core. It will also create a landmark building that will dominate the new campus and the surrounding streetscape and also break the city’s skyline, seen from as far away as North Wales.
The massing of our design for the new Royal works on several levels, achieving a human scale at street and campus level and a civic presence on the horizon.
The master plan creates a permeable campus which fully integrates the new hospital into the urban fabric. Historic routes across the campus have been reinstated to allow pedestrians, buses and cyclists to move freely across the site. New external and internal spaces contribute to the public realm, offering places to take shelter, socialise, eat and drink, or sit in the sun.