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23rd Jun 2021
The new Alder Centre was awarded overall winner at the prestigious European Healthcare Design Awards.
Earlier in June the new Alder Centre, designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, was awarded overall winner in the annual European Healthcare Design Awards. Submissions were received from 40 countries across the globe, representing the very highest quality and innovation in healthcare design and architectural excellence.
The Alder Centre was submitted into the Healthcare Design (Under 25,000 sqm) category, and beat off stiff competition from across the world to be crowned overall winner.
The judging process featured international researchers, practitioners and policy advisors, who brought specialist multidisciplinary expertise to their specific categories. The robust evaluation methodology ensured a balanced and transparent decision-making process, culminating in the Alder Centre being selected as the very best in its category.
This category looked for truly exceptional design, married with a deep understanding of the healthcare needs:
"An outstanding healthcare project in a community or primary care setting that demonstrates high levels of sustainability and urban integration, transforming the quality of care services in an accessible location, and supporting the integrated needs of staff, patients and the community."
Supported by the Alder Hey Children’s Charity, who granted a total of £2,184,000 to help make the Alder Centre vision a reality, this new building is a fitting home for our bereavement and counselling teams.
Senior Architect James O'Neill said "It has been a pleasure working with the Alder Hey and Alder Centre teams over the past four years. The European Healthcare Design Award is recognition not just for our work on the building, but also for the vital and inspiring service that the Alder Centre provides. The building and its service are world class and the award reflects this. We are honoured to have designed a new home for the Alder Centre that we hope will serve the people who need to use it for years to come".
The other highly commended entries were:
Find out more about the European Healthcare Design Awards here.
Alder Hey Children's Charity