Building work is about to begin on a £50m PFI development
at Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London. A new five-storey clinical
block is being added to the current hospital buildings in a joint venture
between British firm Costain and Swedish developers Skanska.
Owen Williams, consultant structural engineers on the PFI team, anticipate
that work for the new block will start this month.
The new building will provide some 20,000 sq. m of medical accommodation,
including wards, operating theatres, consulting rooms and administration
Gary Rollison, business sector manager at Owen Williams, said the new
building will form a striking addition to the hospital: "With its
curved, glazed front elevation it will not only complement the existing
building but also be a strong architectural feature in its own right."
The hospital extension is due to be completed by the end of 2002.