Former Alder Hey Hospital site to become a ‘welcoming, social space’

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has shed light on its proposals to redevelop the site of its former paediatric hospital in West Derby.

The organisation, which is working with Liverpool City Council on plans for a residential zone set against parkland to replace the vacant building, says the area will be transformed into a “welcoming, social space”.

The council agreed to a land swap deal when the children’s hospital moved to a state of the art new facility on the nearby East Prescot Road last year, with Alder Hey promising to create green space at its former home to replace a section of Springfield Park which was lost as a result of the development.

A spokesperson for Alder Hey tells Your Move: “The new Alder Hey in the Park Hospital was built on Springfield Park and, as part of a land swap with Liverpool City Council, the parkland will be reinstated when the old hospital is demolished.

“As part of this, Alder Hey is also working with Liverpool City Council to create a housing development on the edge of the parkland that will enhance it.  In partnership and consultation with our local community, we have developed a vision for a new Springfield Park; a welcoming, social space that is well used by local residents and visitors.”

The trust’s plans to redevelop the site of its former home include the creation of 400 new homes, over 25,000 sq ft of retail and commercial space, possible leisure facilities and more than three acres of open space.

Alder Hey has confirmed that a tender process to bring a housing company on board is currently ongoing.

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