Interserve wins £85m contract to refurbish Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil

Contract success follows Welsh Government's approval of outline business case for replacement of existing mechanical and electrical services, ground and first-floor refurbishment, asbestos removal and infrastructure and car park upgrades

Interserve has scooped an £85m contract to upgrade and refurbish the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil following the approval by the Welsh Government of the Outline Business Case.

Works include the replacement of existing mechanical and electrical services, ground and first-floor refurbishment, asbestos removal as well as fire protection, infrastructure and car park upgrades.

Having previously been entrusted with a series of major contracts under the Welsh Government’s Designed for Life 1 framework, this is the first project awarded to Interserve under Designed for Life 3. The total investment by the health board in the project is £119m.

Facilities will be replaced in operating theatres, radiology, pathology, critical care, pharmacy and outpatient areas, while a helipad will also be relocated. All existing mechanical and electrical services will be replaced by Interserve Engineering Services.

Design and survey work has already started, with enabling works expected to finish in June 2015 in readiness for the main building works. The project is expected to take seven years to complete with the hospital remaining fully operational throughout the many stages of redevelopment.

Andrew Edmonds, divisional director of Interserve Construction, said: “We are looking forward to working closely and collaboratively with the health board and its advisors, together with our local design partners and supply chain to ensure that patients in Merthyr Tydfil and neighbouring areas will benefit from the highest-quality healthcare in modern, fit-for-purpose facilities.”

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