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VINCI Facilities takes care of hard FM services for Liverpool cancer centre

VINCI Facilities has successfully mobilised and commenced delivery of a five-year contract to deliver hard FM services to The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

The contract, worth £1.05 million annually, was awarded in late 2019 following a competitive process via the Crown Commercial Services RM1056 FM Framework and mobilised in February 2020 prior to the hospital opening in June 2020 during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The VINCI Facilities team deals direct with Clatterbridge PropCare Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the NHS Trust, providing hard FM services to a new specialist cancer treatment centre with 110 inpatient beds, five linear accelerators and bespoke day case facilities for the treatment of both solid tumour and blood cancers.

PropCare chose VINCI Facilities as its FM specialist and trusted partner to support them because of its award-winning reputation in healthcare FM – particularly its work supporting the delivery of best in class patient care at St. Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust. The VINCI Facilities hard FM services have included managing and maintaining medical gas systems, building management systems, fire alarms, security systems, the built fabric, lifts and M&E.

Tony Raikes, MD of VINCI Facilities commented: “This £162 million new Cancer Centre is hugely important for the region. It is delivering cutting edge treatments including Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy and Radiotherapy and will serve an area with some of the highest rates of cancer nationally.

“At any time it would be a great project for VINCI Facilities to be involved in, but at such a difficult time for the country and healthcare it is more important than ever. With an open-air open winter garden at lower level and terraces on the higher levels, the whole design lends itself to the best possible patient experience, which our FM services will support 100 per cent.”

Warren Hubbard, Director for Healthcare at VINCI Facilities added: “It’s a privilege to be involved at Clatterbridge. We have strong evidence of our reputation for excellence – proof that what we do really does support positive outcomes for patients and clinical teams, not just the estates department we work alongside.

“Since we mobilised we have concentrated on applying our digital skills to create an interactive dashboard, incorporating sound and vision to reduce maintenance downtime and ensure the highest levels of patient experience and backing up the clinical teams as best we can.”

The new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool is in the heart of the city and sits alongside the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the University of Liverpool.

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