Vinci Facilities has begun a five-year contract delivering hard FM services to the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.
The £5 million contract was awarded in late 2019 following a competitive process run by the Crown Commercial Services RM1056 FM Framework and mobilised in February 2020 before the hospital opened this June during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool is in the heart of the city and sits alongside the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the University of Liverpool. Since opening in June, it has become The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s main site, providing specialist chemotherapy and other drug therapies, radiotherapy, inpatient and outpatient care, cancer support and rehabilitation, bone marrow transplant and urgent cancer care. There are also facilities for teenagers and young adults with cancer.
Vinci's team is dealing directly with Clatterbridge PropCare Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the NHS trust, carrying out FM services at the centre, which has 110 inpatient beds, five linear accelerators and bespoke day-case facilities for the treatment of both solid tumour and blood cancers.
The hard FM services include managing and maintaining medical gas systems, building management systems, fire alarms, security systems, the built fabric, lifts and M&E.
PropCare chose Vinci as its FM specialist because of its work supporting the delivery of patient care at St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust, also in Merseyside.
Tony Raikes, managing director of Vinci Facilities, said: “This £162 million new cancer centre is hugely important for the region. It is delivering cutting-edge treatments including chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiotherapy and will serve an area with some of the highest rates of cancer nationally. At any time it would be a great project for Vinci Facilities to be involved in, but at such a difficult time for the country and healthcare it is more important than ever.”
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