Region Zealand and Slagelse Hospital have selected a preferred bidder to develop the Slagelse Hospital new maternity unit and wards PPP project in Denmark.
The financial partners that will own the building are the four pension funds PKA, Sampension, PensionDanmark and Industriens Pension. The total project investment is estimated at DKK 520 million (US$77.6 million).
The new building will have maternity wards on the ground floor and two additional storeys with beds for 140 patients. The building will have a total floor space of 16,000 m². The Region and Slagelse Hospital also requested an option to add a third storey to the building. The new building is scheduled for opening by the beginning of 2018.
In addition to the construction of the new building, the contract involves a 20-year public-private partnership on exterior facility management and maintenance. MT Højgaard is the design and build contractor, and DEAS will provide facility management services. The company to operate the new building will be owned equally by MT Højgaard and DEAS.
Project Director Joan Clausen of MT Højgaard stated:
"We're proud of being chosen for this important project. Slagelse Hospital and Region Zealand are very ambitious in their vision for patient care while also emphasising the overall financial framework. Together with our partners, we look forward to this professional challenge, providing a building and the future management and maintenance services in line with the high standards expected of us."
LETT, a Danish law firm, advised the consortium in bidding for the project.