Consultant appointed to clerk of works role on Liverpool scheme

The NHS trust in charge of finishing the Liverpool hospital left half-built by bust firm Carillion has drafted in Aecom to make sure work to complete the job is up to scratch.

Aecom has been chosen as clerk of works on the Royal Liverpool hospital by the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

In papers published ahead of this week’s trust board meeting Peter Williams, chief executive at the trust, said: “We are taking great care to ensure that there is appropriate scrutiny and governance of this project which the trust is now responsible for.

“We have strengthened our team and have appointed a clerk of works; this is no longer an individual but a team of experts from architectural and engineering consultancies.”

Royal Liverpool Hospital - September 2019 (26)

How the site looked earlier this month

Laing O’Rourke has been asked to complete the botched scheme which was left with a host of problems to fix after Carillion’s implosion last year.

These have included cladding and structural issues while Laing O’Rourke said it would need to modify the ventilation system in the anaesthetic rooms in theatres.

The trust added it also had to shell out £3m on essential maintenance costs to make sure the water system to provide power and heating does not degrade to the extent that it needed to be ripped out.