13th May 2014
First phase of mental health unit officially topped out by Liverpool City dignitaries and health leaders
The new Clock View facility is being built on the site of the former Walton Hospital in Liverpool, and the ‘topping out’ ceremony marked the completion of the main exterior works and roof of the new hospital.
Clock View will provide short-term inpatient care for local people in modern, therapeutic environments. It will treat adults with a range of common mental illnesses including depression and anxiety, as well as provide Liverpool's only psychiatric intensive care unit for people who need more intensive short-term treatment and assessment.
Beatrice Fraenkel, Chairperson of Mersey Care NHS Trust said: “I am delighted to mark the official topping out of the building. With most of the exterior work now complete we are on schedule to open the new hospital early in 2015. Liverpool will boast some of the best health facilities in the country, with Clock View setting a new standard in mental health care.”
Noel Mullan, Commercial Director at Farrans Heron Joint Venture, added: “We are proud to be involved in this project which has created some excellent opportunities for local employment, with 40 people working on the project from within a 6 miles radius. By working closely with LSHP and Mersey Care NHS Trust we are also proud to say we have delivered the milestone on programme and to budget.”