Carillion announce Midland Metropolitan Hospital ‘Meet the Buyer’ event

Credit: Carillion
Credit: Carillion

Carillion have announced details of an upcoming event they are holding in the West Midlands, UK that they hope will enable them to develop their supply chain for an upcoming hospital development.

The property management company are the preferred bidders for the BIM Level 2 Midland Metropolitan Hospital and the recently announced ‘Meet the Buyer’ event set for October 8th has been set-up so that local businesses can network with Carillion’s team.

Back in April, Laing O’Rourke pulled out of the race to build the Smethwick-based healthcare facility, leaving Carillion as the sole company bidding for the contract. With a final bid deadline set for next month, Carillion will be more likely to win the work if they have parts of their supply chain in place.

The event will also provide local manufacturers and suppliers with the chance to develop their Building Information Modelling skills as Carillion have teamed with Sandwell Council to host a BIM Technologies & Skills Development Suite.

Carillion’s BIM development manager, Alex Lubbock, told The Construction Index: “We are delighted to be launching this dedicated training facility in partnership with Sandwell Council. We hope that as many of the region’s businesses as possible will sign up to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to ensure that they are up to date with the latest technological advances, giving them a real business advantage going forward.”

Paul Moore, Cabinet Member for regeneration, jobs and economy at Sandwell Council also commented: “The West Midlands is a world-class manufacturing base and it’s important to innovate, use new technology and have the right skills in place to make our region’s supply chain more competitive. Through this project, we are offering practical support to help small companies develop specialist skills.”

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