Bouygues Construction signs hospital contract worth nearly 400 million euros in the UK

02/05/2008 | Release

Bouygues Construction signs hospital contract worth nearly 400 million euros in the UK

The consortium led by Bouygues Construction subsidiaries Bouygues UK and Ecovert FM (1) has signed a contract with the Mid-Essex NHS Hospital Services Trust to design, build, operate and maintain Broomfield Hospital near London in south-east England. The construction work under the contract amounts to close to 200 million euros and the facilities management services are worth more than 180 million euros.

The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) (2) contract provides for the refurbishment and extension of the existing hospital to 43,000 sq. metres over a three-and-a-half year period. It also covers installation of network infrastructure and all the medical equipment. The new hospital will include more than 330 beds, five day case operating theatres, three endoscopy rooms, a maternity department with two new operating theatres and a neonatal intensive care unit. Bouygues UK will carry out all the construction work and Ecovert FM will provide facilities management services for 33 years (building maintenance, energy and utilities management, linen and laundry, catering, etc.).

Bouygues Construction has extensive expertise in complex hospital projects. The group boasts a leading position in the market sector, covering the entire project lifespan (financing, design and build, M&E and facilities management) under a host of contractual arrangements (combined trade packages, main contractor, design-build and public-private partnerships).

Bouygues Construction subsidiaries are currently working on many hospital projects in Europe (hospitals in Clermont-Ferrand, Metz, Bourgoin-Jallieu, Arras, Evreux, North Middlesex Hospital in London, etc.).

(1) The BYChelmer consortium includes Bouygues UK, Ecovert FM and HSBC Infrastructure Fund II.

(2) Launched in 1992 by the UK government, Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes are a form of long-term contract under which a public authority can use a private-sector partner to design, finance, build and operate public infrastructure in return for a fee or a toll.

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