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We are thrilled to announce that the Major Works project at Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been completed. Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust procured the £14m project through a direct award to Vinci Construction.
“I appreciate what a challenging project this was, and how hard all your staff worked to make sure that the new facility was ready for patients as scheduled. We are extremely proud of the new clinical facility, which provides an excellent environment for our patients. Thank you for making this possible and all your ongoing support”
Ben Travis, Chief Executive, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
By using a Pagabo framework, Queen Elizabeth Hospital were able to take a quick, simple and cost-effective approach to procurement. The direct award made sure the project was put into motion quickly to meet the tight project timescales. Throughout the project there wasn’t a single hour of time wasted and our simple approach to procurement resulted in the project being completed four weeks early. This was a great platform to kickstart further improvements throughout the hospital.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital were able to benefit from Pagabo’s framework compliancy and early contractor engagement, which helped Vinci to meet the hospital’s requirements. Being a busy NHS site, it was important that deliveries were managed closely as to not interrupt the highly congested and active hospital campus. It was also important to make sure that noise, dust and vibration from construction works didn’t affect any of the staff or patients.
“We delivered this project for the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust with whom we have an existing relationship through our FM contract. Pagabo was the ideal vehicle to enable our direct appointment which was project critical ensuring our early involvement in the design process maximising programme benefits.”
Dom Kilgannon, Framework Director, Vinci Construction
The project saw the construction of a two‐storey steel framed extension to serve as the hospital’s clinical decant facility, providing ward beds with associated administration and support to assist the wider hospital redevelopment plans.
Through our partnership with Social Profit Calculator, we calculated that there was £27,392,431 of social value enabled from the project. This included the hiring of 1 work placement, 6 apprentices, 18 new jobs, and 55 jobs being safeguarded.
Now this project has been completed, hospital staff will now be able to attend to more patients and have them treated in a brand-new area of the hospital. It also provides more beds for patients, which will help ease the increasing pressures from numbers of patients on the NHS.
At Pagabo, we pride ourselves on being able to provide clients with quick, flexible and complaint procurement solutions to match the needs of their project and are delighted to see another successful Major Works project in completion.
To find out more about Pagabo’s Major Works Framework, click below