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HOK and BDP forced to wait on Papworth Hospital decision

HOK and BDP will have to wait until next summer to find out who has won the much-delayed £206million Papworth Hospital job in Cambridge

HOK is part of a Skanska-led consortium while BDP has teamed up with French behemoth Bouygues for the two-horse race to build the 310-bed PFI scheme on a site on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Construction was originally due to begin late last year, with completion scheduled for 2015. However, by April this year the programme had fallen back to the end of 2016.

The scheme’s project manager, Colin Glen, told AJ that one of the two rival schemes would ‘definitely’ be selected, but he said there was still no fixed timeline: ‘We are still waiting for HM Treasury approval of the business case which we hope to have in the next couple of months.’

Once approval is received, Glen said a funding competition would be launched to raise the money need to build the facility, a process which he said would take nine to 12 months.

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