Six of the UK’s biggest contractors are among the development partners longlisted for a new NHS hospital building programme.
Kier, Skanska and Vinci have all been selected with joint venture partners by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust in the first stage of its Estate Modernisation Programme.
Sir Robert McAlpine and Mace have also qualified with JV partners, while Lendlease has gone it alone.
The programme includes the construction of two hospitals as well as new community services, homes and parkland.
There are three stages to the EMP altogether, with only three of the six partners moving on to the next stage.
A successful partner is expected to be chosen by July 2017.
South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust chief executive David Bradley said: “We are pleased to have reached this important milestone in our aim to select a development partner who will create the new hospitals our patients need.
“It is very important to us that we provide patients with the best facilities and services possible.
“The estates modernisation programme will deliver better services for our patients in first-class modern facilities.”
The trust serves 1.1 million people across the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth and employs more than 2,000 staff.
The six development partners longlisted are:
- Lendlease Europe Holdings
- Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty & Kier Construction
- Notting Hill Housing Trust & Mace
- Skanska Construction & Barratt Developments
- STEP (Kajima Partnerships and Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures)
- Vinci, Telereal Trillium & One Housing Group