Bouygues Construction wins a new hospital contract for almost 260 million euros
Designed by the Aart architect firm, this new 126,000-sq metre hospital complex will be built by a consortium composed of several Bouygues Construction subsidiaries*. It will include 791 beds, 30 operating theatres, and a 500-space basement car park. The project includes the construction of a new building in south Amiens, which will group together the Northern hospital and several units that are currently scattered around different parts of the city (maternity unit, ophthalmology unit, etc.).
Construction work, which will start in September, will last four years (47 months) and, at its peak, will involve more than 600 people.
In 2008 and early 2009, the Bouygues Group won new contracts and continued the construction of several hospital projects in France and abroad, including Bourgoin-Jallieu hospital complex (a public-private partnership) and hospitals in Toulouse, Saint-Dié, Lorient and Metz in France, Surrey hospital in Canada (a public-private partnership) and Broomfield hospital in the UK (a public-private partnership). In April 2009, the Group won a €54-million contract for construction of the core and shell of Calais hospital.
Bouygues Construction has been very active in the hospital sector since the early 1980s, and has built up extensive expertise in these complex operations. The Bouygues Group is a major player in this field, capable of working at all levels (financing, design, construction, mechanical & electrical services, and operation/maintenance) and under different forms of contract (separate work packages, main contractor, design-and-build, or public-private partnerships).
* The consortium consists of Quille (lead firm), Norpac, Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France and Brézillon.
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