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Sweett to manage £600m HK hospital development

22 Oct 12 Sweett Group is to provide cost management services on a 190,000m2 hospital development in Hong Kong.

It will work on behalf of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority on the expansion and refurbishment of the United Christian Hospital (UCH). Sweett’s role will include cost planning, tender preparation and reporting, contract documentation, payment valuations, financial reporting and potential contractual claims management.

UCH was established in 1972 and is a regional general hospital providing acute, extended care, emergency and community medical services.  The Hospital Authority's HK$7.7bn (£600m) investment in UCH  is for a 10-year project that includes the construction of a new emergency department and an extension and refurbishment to existing facilities.  The works will increase the capacity of the hospital from 1,400 to 1,700 beds.

Michael Yu, director with responsibility for the Sweett’s work on the UCH project, said: "We are very pleased to be supporting the Hospital Authority on one of its largest projects. There are a number of challenges involved with a scheme of this complexity, including the size and location of the existing buildings that need to be demolished before full refurbishment and construction works can begin.  We will be working with the project team to ensure the construction phasing is carried out in such a way that minimises the impact on the hospital's day-to-day operations."

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