08 Jan 2013
Five companies submitted tenders to the Trust today in a bid to become the main contractor for the Broadmoor Hospital redevelopment.
Winners of the (circa) £150 million pound contract will construct the new building within the existing grounds, vastly improving services, safety and the environment for both patients and staff.
David Phillips, Redevelopment Programme Manager, said: “Senior managers at the Trust are now in the process of reviewing each application. During this exercise, we will be assessing the past experience and performance of each company, their ability to provide value for money for the NHS and what specific skills their organisation and employees can bring to such a large scale project.”
Redevelopment background preparation work is almost complete, with a series of enabling works underway and final project approval from the Department of Health expected in the spring. Under current project timescales, the Trust will be required to name its successful bidder by May 2013.
Once this has been announced, the Trust will begin working closely with its new partners to ensure everything is in place by December 2013, when they are expected to start on site.
The new Broadmoor Hospital will contain 234 beds, providing accommodation for 210 male patients and space for 24 flexible beds. Construction is scheduled to take just under four years and the new Hospital will house patients from January 2017.