Press release 06/07/1998 00:00 CET

Kvaerner Rashleigh Weatherfoil has been awarded a £32 million contract to design and install mechanical, electrical, public health and IT systems, for the New Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, South East London.

The contract is part of a £95 million Private Finance Initiative to redevelop the hospital for the Greenwich Healthcare Trust. It was previously owned and operated by the Ministry of Defence.

The design, build and operate contract is being jointly undertaken by Kvaerner Construction and Kvaerner Rashleigh Weatherfoil.

Its award marks the culmination of three years of negotiations and consultations. The Kvaerner team has worked in close partnership with the strategic development team of Greenwich Healthcare Trust to define and refine the hospital design and its operational capacities to meet the ongoing demands on healthcare into the next millennium.

The scheme is extensively serviced and incorporates ventilation, air conditioning, heating, hot and cold water, drainage, dry risers, MV ring main, LV distribution, lighting and small power with specialist packages for building management systems, medical gases, fire alarms, security, combined heat and power plant generators and IT.

The construction contract will be completed towards the end of the year 2000 with the new hospital opening March 2001. Kvaerner Rashleigh Weatherfoil Facilities will provide a 24 hour 365 day service coverage planned preventative maintenance together with the repair and replacement to all building services and fabric.


For further information contact:

Cheryl Eaton, PR Manager - 01923 423 030Tanya Barnes, PR Officer - 01923 423 905