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We’re pleased to announce that VINCI Construction UK has been appointed to carry out the works of two multi-storey car parks at two hospital sites, a 400-space facility at Sandwell Hospital in West Bromwich and a 550-space car park at City Hospital in Birmingham.
The project was procured through Lot 3 (design, build, finance and operation) of our Total Car Park Solutions Framework with Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust appointing Q-Park for the scheme following a further competition process.
Q-Park will operate the car parks on behalf of the client and have appointed VINCI Construction UK to carry out the build.
Significantly improving the vistor experience
The new multi-storey car parks will provide both hospital sites with the extra capacity they need to ensure patients and guests arriving can park easily, making their experience as stress-free as possible.
James Pollitt, Assistant Director of Strategic Development at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, said: “The project will undoubtedly have a huge positive impact on patients, staff and visitors to both hospitals, with environmentally friendly considerations such as electric vehicle charging points-built in.
End to end support throughout the procurement process
Chris Archer, Assistant Director of Strategic Development, Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust, said: “The Trust used the Pagabo Framework to secure a design, build, finance and operate partner to build two multi-storey car parks and to take on operation of the Trust’s parking. Use of the framework was straightforward and allowed the Trust to proceed at pace through the procurement phase.
“The framework was flexible enough to cope with a change in arrangements that in other circumstances might have required us to start the process again. During the procurement stage of the project Pagabo were key members of the Trust’s project team, stepping away once that phase had successfully concluded."
Chris continued, adding: “The framework was excellent; it certainly speeded things along. I think given our team’s procurement inexperience we could have improved either the procurement questions we asked, or the analysis of the responses as on reflection I’m not sure we understood everything we got back from the bidders.
“On balance we’d use Pagabo Frameworks again, and I hope we’d be a smarter client so that we could ask for help where we were lacking in expertise.”
We’re delighted to have been part of the team behind the initial stages of this scheme and are excited to see the car parks in operation in the summer of 2021.
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