Laing O’Rourke pull out of £350 million Level 2 BIM hospital bidding process

Credit: NHS
Credit: NHS

An unexpected departure from the bidding process of a Level 2 Building Information Modelling hospital project has left just one contractor in the running to build the historic development.

Construction Enquirer are reporting that a Laing O’RourkeInterserve consortium have pulled out of the process to build the Midland Metropolitan Hospital, a project worth an estimated £350 million.

The shock move means that some six months before final bids were due, just Carillion are left standing meaning that they are likely to win the contract to build the 670-bed healthcare project.

Midland Metropolitan Hospital was at the centre of publicity back in October when it was the focal point of the ‘Meet the Hospital Bidders‘ event, a conference aimed at educating potential supply chain clients of the hospital of the benefits of BIM.

At that BIM.Technologies sponsored event, the West Midlands Virtual Hospital (WMVH) digital procurement tool was showcased, kit that allowed delegates to envisage the best ways to provide every element needed to successfully run 21st century hospitals, whether that be supplying components, services or technology.

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