Skanska will begin work in January on the £60M third phase of the redevelopment of London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The Company has signed off on a deal to build the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Diseases in Children.
Great Ormond Street Hospital say the centre will allow them to more accurately diagnose, treat and cure children with rare conditions.
It will be the first of its kind in the world and has been facilitated by a £60M donation from Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the wife of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as well as Chairwoman of the UAE General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the UAE Family Development Foundation and President of the UAE Supreme Council of Motherhood and Childhood.
Skanska won the contract after preferred bidder, Bouygues, were unable to agree a price at the second tender stage earlier this year.
The deal with see Skanska undertake the design, construction and mechanical and electrical fit-out of the research centre, which will run in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Skanska has successfully worked with Great Ormond Street Hospital previously on the Premier Inn Clinical Building, the second phase of the redevelopment, which will complete the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre.
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