Further problems found on Carillion’s Liverpool Hospital job
Further construction issues have emerged from the work Carillion carried out on the Royal Liverpool Hospital project prior to the firm’s collapse in January.
Arup was appointed to survey the incomplete building and identified cladding failings last September.
Now Laing O’Rourke, which was brought in last month to complete the works, has found further remedial works that need carrying out, following surveys with Arup and architect NBBJ.
The contractor plans to begin work on 3 December, modifying the ventilation system in the anaesthetic rooms in theatres. “This requirement was identified during Carillion’s tenure, but the remedial works were not completed,” a statement from the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust said.
“Also during this phase, work will be undertaken to gain access to areas of the structure requiring remedial works that are identified in Arup’s structural review,” the trust continued.
“The security room for the new Royal will be completed and will be used to monitor CCTV throughout the new hospital building, during the construction period.
“In addition, work to review the existing lighting installation, where the energy saving system is not yet fully operational, will be completed in February. It will then be possible for the lights to be turned off when areas of the building are not occupied.”
Laing O’Rourke will provide a detailed construction programme in the New Year and this will set out a timescale for handover towards the end of 2020. It is also expected that Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, also being built by Laing O’Rourke, will be completed as scheduled in spring 2020.
The trust said yesterday that it would pay Laing O’Rourke subcontractors directly to avoid the risk of a Carillion situation recurring.