Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has won an £85m contract to upgrade and refurbish the Prince Charles District General Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil on behalf of Cwm Taf University Health Board, following the approval by the Welsh Government of the Outline Business Case.
Having previously been entrusted with a series of major contracts under the Welsh Government’s Designed for Life 1 Framework, this is the first awarded to Interserve under Designed for Life 3. The total investment by the Health Board in the project is £119 million.
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. 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.”