Major wins in Ireland and the UK

Ireland hospital

Sweett Group has been appointed on two major healthcare projects in both Ireland and the UK.

Firstly, the consultant has been appointed on the delivery of a €140m (£117m) primary care PPP programme in Ireland by a Balfour Beatty consortium.

Sweett is to provide general and financial management plus employer’s agent services on 14 primary care centres throughout Ireland.

The care centres will be built and maintained under a 27-year concession in ten counties - Kildare, Sligo, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Tipperary, Wexford and Dublin.

The delivery partnership comprises Prime, Balfour Beatty and HICL Infrastructure.

Director of Sweett investment services, Mike Felton, said: “We are delighted to be appointed by Prime Balfour Beatty to support the delivery of the first healthcare PPP project in Ireland.”

Meanwhile, the firm has been appointed on the redevelopment of a theatres complex at Watford Hospital.

The consultant, with AHP acting as architect, is to produce the outline business case, including cost consultancy, health planning and sustainability services for the project.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust appointed Sweett via the NHS Shared Business Services framework.

The business case is due in September 2016, with full business case expected by next January.

Kevin Howell, director of environment at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This is a significant and essential project for the Trust and it is important to appoint a team who have the knowledge and experience to develop the OBC.”

The healthcare wins follow a turbulent couple of months for Sweett who has opted to be taken over by fellow consultant Currie & Brown after receiving offers from the Middle East-owned firm and Canadian-owned WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff.