Energy and services group, ENGIE, has secured a long-term contract, worth £1.3 billion, to provide total facilities management – including property and building services management, energy services, construction project works and asset lifecycle replacement at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s Queen Alexandra Hospital (QAH) in Cosham, Portsmouth.
ENGIE has been providing these services on an interim basis at the hospital, which provides a range of comprehensive acute and specialist services, since early 2018 when they were asked to step in following the collapse of Carillion. Over the last six months the business has worked closely with the Trust and PFI owner The Hospital Company to agree a new contract which will see ENGIE provide services for the remaining 22 years of the hospital’s PFI contract.
ENGIE will be responsible for the management of 950 employees across the hospital site.
As part of the newly revised FM arrangement, a number of new posts will be created by the end of 2019 at QAH in a range of disciplines from technical staff, to domestic supervisors and porters to enhance the offer to the Trust and its service users.
Other plans include ENGIE carrying out full refurbishments of the main restaurant and the current Costa outlet which will not only enhance the facilities for those who use them, but also provide increased capacity for years to come.
Sam Hockman, Divisional COO for ENGIE’s Places & Communities division South, said: “We are delighted to be working with such great customers and serving the local community. The Trust and The Hospital Company have managed what could have been a very difficult and uncertain time with exceptional skill and we are thrilled to have been able to support them, initially with an interim solution offering full service continuity at the hospital whilst ensuring the continued employment of the entire team at QAH – and now with a long-term solution which will see us serve the hospital and the wider community in the years to come.”
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