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Big hospital deal let


THE LARGEST Private Finance Initiative hospital deal to be let outside London has been won by an Equion/Serco joint venture.

The £761 million job is being masterminded by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and will involve redeveloping the Glenfield, Leicester General and Leicester Royal Infirmary hospitals.

Laing O'Rourke will be responsible for construction work, which will create around 1,000 construction jobs.Work on site will start next spring for a 2011 finish.