The appointment follows the announcement by the Department for Health and Social Care, guided by Sir Robert Naylor’s report, to protect more than £2 billion of minor capital budget which funds projects on a national basis.
The Trust’s estate consists of 67 sites and the data collected from the surveys will be used to inform and assist in planning its backlog and capital investment programme, as well as its future estates strategy. The surveys will also assess condition information to provide both a five year forward maintenance plan and a 30 year asset replacement model, and will include the Trust’s three largest hospital sites in York, Scarborough and Bridlington.
The surveys will be completed by Perfect Circle, a consortium comprising Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM, procured via Scape Group’s Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework. Scape Group is a public-sector organisation, dedicated to creating ongoing efficiency and social value via the built environment.
Perfect Circle will work in partnership with FHP Engineering Services Solutions who will undertake the M&E surveys on the estate to provide the client with condition information for their annual Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC returns).
Commenting on the appointment, Gleeds director in Yorkshire Andy McNulty, said: “Estate rationalisation and a clear business strategy is an imperative part of keeping NHS sites operative, particularly when working on live sites with often limited budget. With more than 130 years of combined experience working in the NHS, our project team will be utilising their in-depth knowledge of the sector to help inform recommendations for the Trust’s estate.
Victoria Brambini, managing director of Scape Procure, said: “This commission through our framework presents a fantastic opportunity for Perfect Circle to apply their expertise whilst delivering added value for the public sector by allowing the Trust to achieve process and asset efficiency. The surveys will provide a strong foundation that will underpin their future estate strategy, enabling them to maximise the assets in their portfolio to deliver optimum performance and value for money.”
The surveys will be completed by July 2018 with initial key data expected to be returned by 1st June, in line with the Trust’s internal reporting requirements.