O’Rourke signs £1.27bn deal for Canadian hospital

Grant Prior 12 years ago
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A joint venture including Laing O’Rourke has been selected as preferred bidder for a massive new £1.27bn hospital job in Montreal.

The CHUM Collectif – a joint venture formed by Laing O’Rourke, Obrascón, Huarte Lain S.A. (OHL), Innisfree, and Dalkia Canada – will create the new Centre Hospitalier de L’Universite de Montreal.

Following financial close the consortium will be responsible for a design, build, finance and maintain project which includes a new build 21-storey hospital of 225,000m2 floor area, 772 single-bed rooms and a new energy centre.

The project also includes a 30-year maintenance concession.

All of the joint venture partners are investors in the project through a special purpose private finance entity, with Laing O’Rourke and OHL responsible for the design and build of the new hospital.

Dalkia Canada will be the facilities management provider and HCP Social Infrastructure Canada is acting as project manager.

Roger Robinson, CEO, Canada, Europe and Middle East, Laing O’Rourke said:  “Having made the strategic decision to enter the Canadian market, Laing O’Rourke is privileged to be a key partner in the successful CHUM Collectif.

“Our consortium brings a global expertise in high quality healthcare infrastructure projects.”

Financial close is anticipated this summer with the first phase of the new hospital due for completion in 2016.

Key advisers to the joint venture are: Investec (finance), Blakes (Legal), Cannon Design and DCYSA (architects) and HH Angus & Associates (mechanical & electrical).

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