The Mersey Wave choir were delighted to be invited to sing at the new building Royal Liverpool Hospital on 15th Decemember for their commemorative topping out ceremony.
They joined visitors, staff and contractors in getting an exclusive glimpse of the impressive city views from what will become a viewing platform when the hospital opens, next year.
Completion of the Royal Liverpool Hospital’s highest point was celebrated at the ceremony with 97 weeks work marking a significant milestone in the development of the new £335m hospital, scheduled to officially open in summer 2017.
The event was sponsored by contractor Carillion and Liverpool’s Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Roz Gladden, planted a yew tree followed by a festive reception, complete with Santa’s grotto, in the hospital’s atrium area.
Mersey Wave choir gave performances of their favourite Christmas music to join in the celebrations.
Aidan Kehoe, chief executive of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This monumental event is an opportunity to look back and celebrate the amazing achievements in the development of the new Royal, by the construction workers on site and our own dedicated project team and clinical advisors, who started planning the new hospital nearly 10 years ago.
“This is the biggest construction project that Liverpool has seen for years and is the start of a massive transformation for the city.
“The new Royal and the creation of the Liverpool Health Campus will put Liverpool on the world map for life sciences and give the people of Merseyside a hospital to be extremely proud of.”
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