Bouygues wins $200m Swiss hospital contract

Losinger Marazzi, a Swiss subsidiary of Bouygues, has been chosen to build the 200-bed LimmiViva hospital in the town of Schlieren on the outskirts of Zürich.

The 50,000m² hospital will be eight storeys high, and will incorporate a car park and technical facilities on two basement levels. There will also be a restaurant, administrative offices, laboratories, x-ray facilities, five operating theatres, an accident and emergency department and a maternity unit.

Work has already begun on project which is being tendered by the Spitalverband Limmattal Group. The project was devised by architects BFB Architekten and Brunet Saunier Architecture, and will have a construction value of $200m.

Geothermal probes will enable the hospital to benefit from zero-carbon energy in line with its principles of sustainable development.

The project is the first in Switzerland where digital modelling was carried out collaboratively by architects, civil engineers and M&E specialists.

Pascal Minault, chief executive of Bouygues Entreprises FranceEurope, said: "This contract illustrates our development in the healthcare sector in Switzerland, where investments of some €20bn ($22.5bn) is expected over the next 15 years.

"Losinger Marazzi is benefiting from the expertise of the Bouygues Construction Group, which has completed dozens of hospital projects in recent years in France, the UK, Canada and other countries."

Three hundred people will be working on the site at peak periods. The fitting out phase will begin in autumn 2016 and the hospital is scheduled to open to the public in 2018.

It was recently announced that Bouygues will build a new hospital in France’s tropical territory, Guiana, in South America, where Henri "Papillon" Charrière was imprisoned in 1933.

Image: Artist’s rendering of the LimmiViva facility

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