The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in UK, has launched a tender process for a Welcome Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Headingtown, Oxford.
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance and management basis for a period of 35 years and nine months with a ground lease for the same period of time. The project will involve the creation of a new main entrance, quality retail facilities, and includes associated reception, patient waiting, and the potential linking of the John Radcliffe building with the Women's Centre at the Hospital.
The project cost, including contractors design, refurbishment and related project costs the total value of the works element of the contract is estimated to be between £2.7 million and £3 million (US$4.5 million and US$5 million).
Interested companies must submit the response to this request to participate on or before 12:00 March 19, 2014.
The whole project will be funded over the life of the project predominately through revenue generated from rent from quality retailers taking three retail units within the Welcome Centre which in turn will provide an attractive amenity to patients, staff and visitors.
The main aim of this project is to create a relaxing, clean and well planned environment and reception area to welcome visitors together with good wayfinding at no cost to the Trust. This will provide a strong first impression for patients and visitors and pave the way for a positive experience in the provision of clinical services in both the main hospital and the Trust as a whole.
See contract notice: