Two are now left in the running, including the Bouygues consortium of Bouygues UK Ltd and Ecovert FM Ltd, and the Skanska bid, comprising Skanska Infrastructure Investment UK Ltd, Skanska Construction UK Ltd, Skanska Facilities Services and OCS.
The hospital said the decision came after the three consortia shortlisted in November 2010 presented their bids to design, build, finance and maintain the scheme, to be built on the biomedical campus in Cambridge.
The project team at Papworth Hospital will work with the two consortia to further develop their bids, before a preferred bidder is selected and a contract signed in 2012. The construction phase is expected to be complete by late 2015.
Stephen Bridge, chief executive at Papworth Hospital, said: “This is a key milestone in the project to relocate Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust onto the biomedical campus in Cambridge.
“We are looking forward to working with the two consortia to develop a new Papworth Hospital which provides the highest quality environment in which to provide the best care for our patients.”
The new hospital will be based on an eight acre site on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and will include approximately 300 beds and a full range of clinical facilities.