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Bam wins £15m Aintree deal

Bam Construction has won a £15 million deal for redevelopment work at Aintree Hospital in Liverpool.

The contractor will deliver new build and refurbishment works at the hospital after seeing off strong competition in the procurement process, which was conducted outside the ProCure 21+ framework.

The Accident and Emergency and Medical Admissions Unit will be completely reworked, improving the delivery of services and layout for patients.

A 24-bed critical care unit will be built from scratch between two existing buildings. Work will start on site in spring 2012.

Bam missed out on a place on the £4bn ProCure 21+ framework when the 11-strong shortlist was whittled down to a final six. But director of health David Slack said the Aintree win showed the contractor’s ability to deliver health works.

“This is a very significant win for Bam – the trust took the decision to bid the scheme outside the ProCure 21+ framework to ensure wider competition,” he said.

“Bam won the right to build here against a strong field of principal contractors including members of the framework. That sends the health market a strong signal about the quality and competitiveness of our work.”

A spokesman for the Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “The Trust is delighted to have secured a partnership with the BAM team and will draw on their experience and proven track record to deliver this highly complex project.”

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