The Royal Alexandra ‘The Arc’ Children’s hospital PFI
Kajima Partnerships Ltd and Integral UK Ltd
Hard FM Bidding and Lifecycle Services
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
In January 2003 we were asked to provide full bidding and lifecycle support to the SPV and latterly to the FM company on this award-winning hospital development. The hospital was unique in its design (by BDP), due primarily to its strong focus on children and the restricted site footprint available. This gave a lead to the increasing sized floor plates further up the 8 stories of the building, matching the coastal location and the overall floor area covers some 15,000m2. Due to its shape, it was christened the ‘Arc’.
Our work was at PITN, FITN and PB stages of the procurement process and the bid was won and is now fully operational having opened in May 2007.
Our services include; method statement and service plan development, FM costings and lifecycle modelling. We were leading on FM for the consortium and therefore there were many other bidding duties to fulfil for example; bidding strategy, design coordination and FM interface, Payment Mechanism advice and medical equipment analysis.
When the consortium achieved preferred bidder, our role converted more to a negotiations service and we worked very closely with the SPV until financial close was reached.