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08Oct92 UK: WIMPEY FAVOURITE - HOSPITAL CONTRACT.

Wimpey looks to have fended off a strong challenge from Higgs and Hill and is now expected to take a £13-14 million contract for the North Tyneside General Hospital at North Shields. The scheme includes a 16,500 sq m two-storey extension for general wards, x-ray and outpatients departments.The firm also has a letter of intent from the Natural Environment Research Council for the £30 million construction of a marine science centre in Southampton's docks.

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