Energy and services provider Engie has been awarded a 22-year contract worth £1.3 billion to provide total facilities management at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust's Queen Alexandra Hospital (QAH) in Cosham.
Engie has been providing property and building services management, energy services, construction project works and asset life cycle replacement services on an interim basis at the hospital since early 2018, when it was asked to step in following the collapse of Carillion.
Over the past six months the business has worked closely with the trust and PFI owner The Hospital Company to agree a new contract that will see Engie provide services for the remaining 22 years of the hospital's PFI contract.
The PFI contract between the trust and The Hospital Company remains unchanged.
Engie will be responsible for 950 employees across the hospital site. As part of the newly revised FM arrangement, a number of new posts will be created by the end of 2019 at QAH in a range of disciplines from technical staff, to domestic supervisors and porters to enhance the offer to the trust and their service users.
Additionally, Engie will fully refurbish the main restaurant and the Costa outlet, which will provide increased capacity.
Sam Hockman, divisional chief operating officer for Engie's places and communities division South, said: "The trust and The Hospital Company have managed what could have been a very difficult and uncertain time with exceptional skill and we are thrilled to have been able to support them.
"We will work with QAH to provide enhanced outcomes for the local people and communities that use the hospital."