New Royal and BioCampus predicted to re-brand Liverpool as “city of science”
The new Royal hospital and the BioCampus projects will give Liverpool a new identity as a “city of science” bringing jobs and better health to the city.
Liverpool has the highest cancer rates in Europe and poor life expectancy compared to other parts of the UK but now the new Royal and BioCampus plan hopes to transform the health and prosperity of the city for now and for generations to come.
It is predicted that the projects will create up to 5,000 well paid jobs for the city but also hundreds more during the construction phase of the new Royal build.
At a breakfast meeting held yesterday the city’s movers and shakers were given more details about the £451m Royal plans and told how its future links with the BioCampus and how the growth of these projects will result in a new future for the city.
Cutting-edge care will be delivered in the new Royal which will be the first NHS institution of its size to provide 100% single rooms.
And the BioCampus, which will be situated next door once the old building has been knocked down, will harnesses expertise in the field of life sciences who will work on developing life-saving drugs.
Mayor Joe Anderson described the new Royal – predicted to be signed off by the Department of Health and Treasury imminently and built as soon as autumn 2016 – as being at the centre of these ambitious plans which will re-brand Liverpool.
He said: “At the height of Liverpool’s economic and commercial prowess we were a city that built successful global businesses in shipping, insurance and manufacturing.
“I believe that we can once again create and grow as well as attract international companies in the bio-technology, pharmaceutical and Life Science sectors.”
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