Hewitt Centre for Reproductive Medicine
Client: Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Liverpool & North West Fertility
Status: Completed 2009
A new purpose built IVF unit including Seminology and Embryology labs. The design incorporates an innovative structural solution using external skeletal steel frame from which the first and second floor is suspended over an existing ground floor element. The unit is Europe’s largest and most up to date IVF centre of its kind based at Liverpool Women’s hospital in Liverpool.
The centre will treat annually more than 2,000 couples from Merseyside, Cheshire, and North Wales on the NHS along with private patients from all over the World. Sue Lorimer, acting CEO of Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, said: "This facility is so important to thousands of couples who want nothing more than to start a family. The unit will not only provide the highest quality environment possible for couples receiving treatment, but it also has all the advantages of being situated in a leading NHS teaching hospital specialising in women's health."