According to the recent announcement by Great Ormond Street, Skanska has been chosen as a preferred bidder for the project, called the New Cardiac Wing Phase 2B, which forms a part of the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s wider £320m regeneration programme.
A source close to the project revealed the following: “Skanska have got this and are putting together a supply chain.
“It’s just a question of an official announcement shortly.”
Skanska was in a competition with Bam Construction and Brookfield Multiplex for the £50m job.
The scheme, which has been designed by the architect Llewelyn Davies, has been handed over to HLM.
The contractor’s responsibility includes the fit out of the whole building, except the ground floor as well as the replacement of all M&E plant.
Prior to the reconstruction phase, the existing 7-storey building must be demolished to level four. Subsequently, the building will be reconstructed to level 8 to ensure that the floor levels align with the rest of the hospital.
The new hospital will accommodate clinical wards on all floors except one, which will also include operating theatres and recovery areas.
Moreover, the ground floor of the building will contain radiology and nuclear medicine departments.
Construction works are expected to begin in May 2014 with completion scheduled in February 2017.
Upon its completion, the hospital building will be renamed The Premier Inn Clinical Building.