Glasgow firm delivers two major healthcare projects in England

LINEAR Projects has helped deliver two major hospital build projects in the North of England.

The Glasgow-headquartered firm worked alongside Laing O’Rourke on the delivery of the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool and the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Designed by BDP Architects, the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is located adjacent to The Royal Liverpool University Hospital in the heart of the city centre.

Officially opened in late June of 2020, the flagship specialist cancer hospital covers 11 floors to provide specialist chemotherapy and other drug therapies, including immunotherapy, radiotherapy, inpatient and outpatient care, cancer support and rehabilitation, bone marrow transplant and urgent cancer care.

Working collaboratively with Laing O’Rourke and architects BDP, the firm installed over 18,000 square metres of suspended ceiling products Ecophon DS and Rockfon Medicare systems in order to meet the specific needs of the facility – particularly with regards to hygiene specifications and acoustic suspended ceiling requirements, whilst ensuring that the project completion date is achieved and the specific performance requirements are met and all installed  to a very high standard.

Dale Zahra, regional MD of Linear Projects, said, “Working with our long term partners Laing O’Rourke, we have been able to provide tailored, expert support to these two major hospital build projects. Both of these projects are set to change the face of provision for patients and NHS staff in Liverpool, and they represent a huge investment in enhancing specialist and general services across the city.

“In the case of the new Royal Liverpool, this project has faced unprecedented challenges in the face of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, which is something we’ve never confronted as a business. Despite this, we’ve been able to successfully deliver the project, which is testament to the whole team’s unwavering professionalism, commitment and positivity.”

Roger Frost, project director at Laing O’Rourke, added, “Linear Projects played a significant part in the successful delivery of the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre project. Their commitment and attention to detail from start to finish was commendable and invaluable.  With a strong depth of knowledge coupled with a can-do attitude, the team consistently supported our own team at every stage of the build.”