Three contractors have made the shortlist for the £70 million redevelopment of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London.
Sir Robert McAlpine, Balfour Beatty and the Kier-led Prospect Healthcare consortium will compete for phase one of the project to provide new facilities at the Stanmore site.
The PFI includes plans for 124 adult and child beds, with embedded therapies and clinical offices, an imaging department, landscaped gardens, site-wide catering facilities, and a new main entrance including café and retail facilities.
It is understood the three firms were whittled down from eight interested parties, with a preferred bidder to be selected by the end of 2012. Work is due to start in 2013.
Project director Steve Turner said: “We were very impressed with the quality of the bids from a range of potential partners.
“This is a really exciting time for the RNOH as we look forward to realising our vision to provide state-of-the-art facilities for our patients”.