AG's Infrastructure Projects and Energy team have advised Clatterbridge PropCare Services Limited (PropCare), a subsidiary of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, on the £162 million project to construct a state of the art specialist cancer care hospital in Liverpool for the treatment of cancer patients across Merseyside, Cheshire and further afield.

The project, funded by NHS, other central government sources and the Trust's own fundraising, will see specialist cancer therapies including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, bone marrow transplant and treatments for solid tumour and blood cancers being made available at the new hospital, which will be situated in the heart of Liverpool, next door to the Royal Liverpool Hospital. The centre will be developed by Laing O'Rourke Construction Limited, with PropCare in place to provide operational services on completion of the construction. The centre will open in 2020.

The AG team was led by Mike O'Connor of IPE (who leads AG's Health and Life Sciences sector) with David Hopkins and Faizaan Khan, with Nancy McGuire and Susan Bennett providing construction advice.

Andrew Cannell, chief executive of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust said: "We are delighted to be working with Laing O’Rourke on this very exciting development that will transform cancer care for this region. We have worked closely with staff and patient representatives on the design of the new building and we are all very excited to now see our plans taking shape in what will be a landmark for the area. The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has a commitment to providing the very best care for our patients. The new cancer hospital will allow us to do that."

Mike O'Connor said: "In a climate where public funding for landmark projects such as this brand new centre is scarce, we are exceptionally proud to have assisted PropCare and the Trust to get this project to financial close, and to ensure that patients in Merseyside and Cheshire will have access to the best possible cancer care for a long time to come."

AG is a leading legal adviser in the health infrastructure sector, and in particular advises a number of NHS Foundation Trusts in relation to alternative delivery models for efficient estates and facilities management services, including the establishment, funding and operation of subsidiary vehicles for new build projects and the maintenance and refurbishment of existing estate.