Bidders’ open day set for next month

One of the few remaining PFI hospital schemes definitely going ahead has been advertised in the Official Journal.

Worth around £71 million, the scheme to redevelop the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore in north London will involve building a new 124 in patient ward along with an imaging department, landscaping as well as café and retail facilities.

Interested bidders have until February 21 to request information on the 15,000sq m scheme with the hospital trust due to name a preferred bidder at the beginning of 2013. Work on site is scheduled to start in the middle of that year.

A bidders’ open day will be held at the site on February 10. Firms can request information by emailing redevelopment.enquiries@rnoh.nhs.uk.

Meanwhile, a £25 million scheme by Devereux Architects to build a mental health hospital in Guildford has been given the go-ahead.

Guildford Borough Council approved plans for the 6,354sq m complex which is being built under the Procure 21 initiative. Wards in an existing Grade II listed building will be linked to the new facility, housing an additional four wards, via a lightweight glazed link.