Balfour Beatty named selected bidder for second hospital project in British Columbia, Canada

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June 17, 2014

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announces today that it has been named selected bidder for two new acute care hospitals on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, the company’s second major healthcare development in the region this year.

The 30 year PPP project on behalf of the Vancouver Island Health Authority will cover the financing, design, construction, and facilities management for the Campbell River Hospital and Comox Valley Hospital. These new world class acute care centres will help meet the growing and changing healthcare needs of the North Island communities.

Balfour Beatty is expected to invest C$17.2 million (£9.3 million) into the project, which represents 50% of the equity required. Its joint venture partner Graham Group Ltd will undertake the construction and Balfour Beatty will be responsible for the delivery of soft facilities management services. The joint venture is currently working with the Vancouver Island Health Authority to finalise financing and other aspects of the project.

In April 2014, Balfour Beatty announced that as part of the Affinity Partnerships consortium Balfour Beatty Investments had reached financial close on the C$350 million (£196 million) BC Children’s & BC Women’s Redevelopment Project (Phase 2) in British Columbia, Canada and would be providing finance, construction and facilities management services.

Steve Marshall, Balfour Beatty Executive Chairman, said: “The Canadian healthcare market is a new and growing market for us and we are very pleased to have been named selected bidder for our second project there this year. The potential of the North America market is substantial and this latest project is further evidence of how we are combining our financing, development and construction expertise to deliver great value to our clients. We look forward to working closely with the Vancouver Island Health Authority and our joint venture partners in finalising the financing arrangements and commencing construction. ”


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