Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) has announced a new £120 million construction consultancy framework
The framework will run for four years and is divided into 12 lots, including multidisciplinary services and architectural services worth £16 million and £12 million respectively.
The teams selected for each lot will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects planned by the major central London NHS trust, which employs 15,300 staff and treats around 2.4 million patients every year. Separate lots will recruit project managers, principal designers, cost consultants, and landscape architects.
In its brief, the trust says: ‘We have ambition to maximise the estate across both Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. Our forward-looking five-year strategy entails a number of decants for various clinical and non-clinical specialities. Alongside our key partners, we intend to take advantage of our position in central London, by making sure that we consolidate services where possible to deliver cost savings.
’By building high and low (subject to planning) and ensuring our operational services are considered from a strategic level as well as locally, we hope to provide best value for money, as well as efficient services for our end-users, and the taxpayer. It is our ambition that the GSTT framework will ensure that we build relations with our consultants, to ensure that we capture lessons learnt, and to meet our key objective: to create an environment that allows people to do their jobs well.’
GSTT was created in 1993 following the merger of Guy’s Hospital in London Bridge and nearby St Thomas’ Hospital in Waterloo. Founded in 1215, St Thomas’ Hospital relocated from its original base in Southwark to make way for London Bridge Station in the 1860s.
Designed by Henry Currey, the riverside Victorian complex was partially destroyed during the Second World War. Its eastern end was reconstructed by YRM during the 1960s. Hopkins Architects’ completed a £41.5 million home for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital at the campus in 2005, and completed a £27 million reclad of the hospital’s East Wing three years ago.
Guy’s was founded in 1721 on a site next to St Thomas’ hospital to treat incurable patients. The complex features a historic 18th-century courtyard and a 34-storey 1974 tower designed by Watkins Gray and reclad by Penoyre and Prasad four years ago.
Other landmark buildings on the site include a £160 million cancer centre by RSHP and a £2 million boiler house and hospital entrance by Heatherwick Studio.
The latest framework will cover a range of refurbishment and new-build projects across the two hospital sites along with a range of other community facilities across south London.
The deadline for applications is midday, 6 August.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
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