Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is one of the biggest in Europe, with approximately 2700 staff caring for over 270,000 young people and their families every year. The new Alder Hey in the Park now based in Springfield Park will be the only children’s hospital in Europe built in a park. The needs of children are at the heart of the buildings design; hence throughout the design process children and young people were involved. One particular drawing of a flower by a teenage patient impressed the architects and inspired the final design.
The Senator Group in partnership with Jenkinsons entered into the tender process for the new build hospital via a Shared Business Services tender which required a furniture solution that is of excellent quality and adhered to infection control policies where necessary. After successfully completing the tender process The Senator Group used their experience and knowledge of the healthcare industry to adjust the upholstery technique used on some products including Pause by Allermuir, to enhance the infection control element of the product.
The Senator Group and Jenkinsons successfully installed a range of furniture from across all areas of the building to create a hospital that meets the design requirements, Alder Hey Childrens Hospital opened to patients in October 2015, with live coverage of the opening appearing on the BBC.