Date published: 1 December 2021

Mossley Hill Hospital Redevelopment

Work to demolish the old buildings at Mossley Hill Hospital in Liverpool is progressing well ahead of a Christmas and New Year temporary shutdown for the site.

Connell Brothers have completed much of the first phase of the scheme with a strip-out of metals and materials from the buildings, which are sorted on site. The demolition experts are aiming to recycle 95 per cent of the salvage.

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Most of the buildings currently being demolished are crushed for re-use on site as future building materials for when construction of a new 80-bed adult mental health hospital gets under way. Demolition works resume in January and the site clearance is due for completion in February 2022, with construction of the new hospital due to start later that year.

Mersey Care’s Chief Operating Officer Local Services Division Donna Robinson said: “It’s great to see the demolition that has been commenced on site. We are really looking forward to when we will see our new hospital with all of its en suite single bedroom accommodation for people within Liverpool. They will have a therapeutic environment to rest and recover from their crisis episode.”

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During the autumn a competitive tendering process took place overseen by the Liverpool Sefton Health Partnership. Construction giants GRAHAM were chosen as the preferred build partner due to their wide experience including numerous projects in the health sector.

Last month Mersey Care’s Trust Board approved a revised Outline Business Case for NHS England and Improvement. This will progress the project to its next level of scrutiny for approvals and funding under a Government pledge to eradicate dormitory-style accommodation from mental health hospitals.  

We aim to keep stakeholders and local community informed on progress and have produced several films about the redevelopment. See our latest one during a site visit by ward councillors from Liverpool City Council about ‘Working with the Local Community’