Southern Denmark awards psychiatric center through PPP model

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Southern Denmark awards psychiatric center through PPP model

The Region of Southern Denmark has announced that MT Højgaard and the collaborative partners of "Team OPP - Ny psykiatri Vejle" have been selected as the preferred bidder to build a new psychiatric ward closely connected to the hospital in Vejle.

The project cost is estimated at DKK930 million (US$46 million). The project will be developed in a PPP with DEAS as the operational partner and the pension funds, PensionDanmark, PKA and SamPension as financing partners.

The project will be developed on a design, construction, operation and maintenance basis for a period of 25 years. The operation and maintenance agreement covers the maintenance of buildings and installations as well as exterior cleaning of the buildings and car parks, etc. The project is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2016.

The new psychiatric ward will have 91 beds, plus eight beds in an emergency unit as well as a psychiatric outpatient clinic for children and young people. The project consists of eight cluster houses gathered around common areas and recreational patios. The idea is to create an open and well-arranged project providing a contemporary, effective and flexible setting for the interdisciplinary collaboration around care for patients. The buildings will have two storeys with a total area of 17,000 m2.

MT Højgaard has, together with DEAS, been the front runner of the Danish PPP market since 2005 and is currently operating five projects

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