Integrated interior fit out specialist, Linear Projects teamed up with Laing O’Rourke to deliver two major healthcare projects in the North of England; the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool and the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Designed by BDP Architects, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, located adjacent to The Royal Liverpool University Hospital in the heart of Liverpool city centre, is set to transform cancer care in the region and encourage enhanced collaboration.

Officially opened in late June 2020, this flagship specialist cancer hospital covers 11 floors to provide specialist chemotherapy and other drug therapies, including immunotherapy, radiotherapy, inpatient and outpatient care, cancer support and rehabilitation, bone marrow transplant and urgent cancer care.

Working collaboratively with Laing O’Rourke and architects BDP, Linear Projects installed over 18,000 square metres of suspended ceiling products Ecophon DS and Rockfon Medicare systems in order to meet the specific needs of the facility, particularly with regards to hygiene specifications and acoustic suspended ceiling requirements, whilst ensuring that the project completion date is achieved and the specific performance requirements are met and all installed  to a very high standard.

Continuing the long-standing relationship with Laing O’Rourke, and the result of a successful tender process, Linear Projects focused their approach at the new Royal on methodologies, programme, detailing and costs.  The team were tasked with providing a package including suspended ceilings and dry lining.

Dale Zahra, Regional Managing Director of Linear Projects, said, “Working with our long term partners Laing O’Rourke, we have been able to provide tailored, expert support to these two major hospital build projects. Both of these projects are set to change the face of provision for patients and NHS staff in Liverpool, and they represent a huge investment in enhancing specialist and general services across the city.

‘In the case of the new Royal Liverpool, this project has faced unprecedented challenges in the face of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, which is something we’ve never confronted as a business. Despite this, we’ve been able to successfully deliver the project, which is testament to the whole team’s unwavering professionalism, commitment and positivity.”

Roger Frost, Project Director, Laing O’Rourke, said, “Linear Projects played a significant part in the successful delivery of the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre project. Their commitment and attention to detail from start to finish was commendable and invaluable.  With a strong depth of knowledge coupled with a can-do attitude, the team consistently supported our own team at every stage of the build.”

Over the years, Linear Projects has worked on numerous healthcare projects across the North of England, including some of the most significant developments in this sector. As such we are able to bring real practical knowledge and understanding of the specific needs of these large scale projects.”

With over 25 years of interior fit out excellence, Linear Projects defines itself through quality, collaboration and transparency in the delivery of fully integrated solutions.  With collaboration at the core, the expert team works with clients from inception to completion across a variety of specialist trades including SFS, drylining, suspended ceilings, joinery, glazed partitions, plastering, Passive Fire Protection service and decoration.