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Report - The new Royal Liverpool University Hospital - November 2016

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by mockney reject, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. mockney reject

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    The History


    It has been called the “ugliest building in Liverpool”: a towering brutalist slab with near-permanent scaffolding in a sea of parking, the Royal Liverpool University Hospital has long needed a facelift.

    “If you think of Liverpool 100 years ago,” says David Lewis from the project’s architects NBBJ, “you had the docks, and all these public and civic buildings. To the west, there was the university and beautiful residential squares. But when building the hospital, they took an urban block which had streets, schools and churches – and they flattened it to put in a 1970's hospital slab. It was detrimental to the city.”

    Now, however, after more than a decade of delays, work has finally started on an ambitious £335m redevelopment of Merseyside’s largest hospital. And the ambition is not simply to tackle a building that has outstayed its usefulness; it is to make the whole city healthier and wealthier too.

    The design is underpinned by the idea that nature and natural light will aid the healing process for patients, creating a hospital that is calmer and more pleasant for the city’s residents as well as its staff and patients.


    The Explore

    While up in Liverpool to check out the waste of time that was Alderhay, myself and @slayaaaa decide to find something high and interesting. Well here what we found

    The new hospital covered in scaffolding appealed to us and up we went

    Entry wasn’t too bad and the building itself was typical of a tower block with identical floors. Some floors where more equipped than others but with nothing real juicy in them to look at yet.

    However we did find a map that pointed us towards a tunnel to the morgue. All excited we followed this map and after a bit realised that the tunnel we were in actually lead to the existing morgue, so promptly scraped that idea.

    We ended up chilling on the roof for a bit while there and had a relaxing evening.

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    Nice one
     
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    Good effort mate :thumb
     
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    Looks ace mate, normally in Liverpool if you ever saw a sign that said "The morgue is this way" it would invariably lead to the Grafton ballroom, grab a granny night! :D
    alas, that has also gone now :). Cool report mate.
     
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    Damn I missed out :D:D
     
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    Nice one, dude! The morgue is very much in use and alarmed. Trust me ;)
     
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    Cracking stuff :thumb
     
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    Nice one sounds like you had fun nosing around the place :thumb
     
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    Mind dropping me a message? Doing this today :D
     
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    Please?

    Good luck
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Nice photos there mate :thumb
     
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    Nice pics pal! :p
     
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    Great report - those pix of the town at night are lovely! If anybody's curious as to what that purple building is,it's the Uni's new engineering lab - the tower is covered in lights that slowly change colour at night. The Royal is a weird beast - most of it looks like a nuclear power station but the boiler house,with its sword-like chimney,is an impressive work in sandstone and I hope it stays. It's rather amusing that the Royal's predecessor,the Royal Infirmary,will outlive its replacement and will probably outlast the under-construction new Royal too. I noticed the roof had a myspace in one pic ; I wonder if Tom is still its top friend? ;)

    Incidentally,there is a tunnel supposedly connecting the current Royal with the University's heating and power system,as the latter's boiler house/power plant is just over the road. IDK if it's disused or not,but when the demolition of the Royal is underway,it could be worth a hunt for...

    Dave.
     
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