JOHN LAING PLC ENTERS AUSTRALIAN PPP MARKET
December 16, 2010
John Laing Plc, as one of the equity providers in the SA Health Partnership consortium, which includes Leighton Contractors, Macquarie Capital Group, Hansen Yuncken and Spotless, has been appointed preferred bidder on the New Royal Adelaide Hospital project by the Government of South Australia. Financial Close is scheduled for 2011.
Under the project, the new hospital will include an emergency department capable of treating an extra 24,000 (25 percent more) patients every year; 120 more beds, including 40 percent more intensive care beds than at the hospital’s current site; and 40 operating theatres – five more than at the current hospital and all larger at 65 square metres to allow for equipment, such as MRI scanners, to be used during surgery. The hospital will also feature single rooms with en-suite bathrooms for patients, providing space for treatment and rehabilitation and reducing the risk of cross infection; gardens and open spaces across the site; and a fleet of automatically guided vehicles to help move equipment and supplies around the hospital.
John Laing Plc Director for International Business Development, Gary Lucas, said: “This is a significant milestone in the development of our business in Asia Pacific and to have achieved this within one year of engaging in the Australian market is very pleasing. We are delighted to be working alongside our consortium partners to deliver state-of-the-art 21st century health care to generations of South Australians.”
For further information please contact:
Jessica Wood, Communications, John Laing plc
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7901 3200
The IPFA would like to thank Jessica Wood, John Laing for her kind permission to use this article.