King’s College Hospital seeks two builders for £500m framework

King’s College Hospital in south London is looking for two contractors for a seven-year framework agreement worth £500m.

The Denmark Hill-based hospital is carrying out market research for its procurement, according to a prior information notice – with a full contract notice set to be published on 28 July.

The framework will include designing, building and financing projects within the hospital’s strategic estates programme.

King’s College Hospital NHS Trust said the first scheme was expected to be a £39.1m haematology unit, which has been granted planning permission.

The trust said it wanted the chosen contractor to “invest and build the unit under a design, build and finance arrangement”, adding that it would partially pay via rent through a headlease agreement.

The trust is expected to send invitations to submit initial tenders later in the summer.

The trust has previously awarded work to contractors including Graham and Premier Modular via Procure 22 and the Crown Commercial Service modular buildings framework respectively.

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