Bovis Lend Lease is keen to enter the Spanish healthcare PFI sector after securing biggest hospital in Madrid health plan.

Bovis Lend Lease has secured a contract to build and manage the first PFI hospital in Spain.

The £103m project, involving financing, design, construction and hard and soft facilities management of 800-bed hospital in Majadahonda, Madrid.

The new hospital has been designed by Spanish architect AIDHOS Architects.

Sergio Casari, chief executive of Bovis Lend Lease said: “After successfully completing our first PFI hospital project in continental Europe, the Majadahonda project win in Spain opens up another PFI market for us. Our strategy is to continue to pursue selective PFI opportunities in the region.”

Comunidad de Madrid (CAM), Madrid’s regional authority, awarded the concession contract for the new hospital to Bovis Lend Lease and its partners Dragados, Spain’s largest general contractor and Grupo Sufi, a Spanish engineering, construction and services company.

Alberto de Frutos, managing director of Bovis Lend, Spain added: “The Majadahonda Hospital is the biggest hospital in the Madrid government’s healthcare programme. Securing this project will position us as a key player in the PFI healthcare sector in Spain.”

Construction will start later this year and will be completed in 28 months.