A constortium headed by Interserve will build the acute hospital and provide facilities management for 30 years

Interserve has reached financial close on a PFI contract to build a new acute hospital in Enniskillen.

The £270m scheme will see a consortium led by Interserve build and maintain the hospital for 30 years.

The consortium was named the preferred bidder by the Western Health and Social Care Trust in September 2008. It is the first PFI hospital in Northern Island.

FCC Construction and P Elliott will build the hospital in a joint venture and Interserve will provide facilities management services.

Interserve also secured a PFI schools deal in Derry earlier this year.

Adrian Ringrose, chief executive, said: “These important projects, together with other preferred bidder appointments thus far in 2009 in the waste and education sectors, demonstrate Interserve's strength in key social infrastructure sectors.”