Kier to provide FM services for new cancer hospital

  • 17th April 2024

Kier, as part of the ACORN consortium, has been appointed to deliver facilities management services for the new Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff upon the completion of its build in 2027.

The announcement follows news that the consortium, made up of Sacyr, Kajima Partnerships, and abrdn, with White Arkitekter as lead designer, has secured funding for the flagship cancer care facility, which is set to become on the UK’s most-sustainable hospitals.

Kier’s contract, to be delivered by Kier Places, will commence in April 2027 for a period of 25 years and will include mechanical and electrical maintenance, building fabric maintenance, fire systems, and reactive maintenance, energy management, drainage systems, digital management, contract management reporting, health and safety, and provision of help desk services.

Paul Jones, operations director for Kier Places, said: “The Velindre Cancer Centre is already a vital healthcare facility in Wales.

“To be part of the consortium which is developing a new state-of-the-art facility to extend these services to even more cancer patients, and with such a focus on innovation and environmental impact, is a real privilege and we’re delighted to be on board.”

The centre is part of Velindre University NHS Trust’s Transforming Cancer Services in South East Wales programme, which has been procured under the Welsh Government Mutual Investment Model.

It aims to provide patients and carers with high-quality and sustainable services, delivering the most-effective treatments while also leading national and international education, research, and innovation in cancer patient care.

And the hospital, which targets a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability rating, is designed to be all-electric, supporting low energy demand and low operational carbon.

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