Smart Hospital Cantabria, a joint venture between Ferrovial Services and SIEC has been recently awarded as Project Finance Deal of the Year 2014 by the World Finance publication and website. Since 2007, World Finance has been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance in their annual awards. This award is a compilation of the most impressive infrastructure projects and deals from across the globe. From solar plants and roadways to refinancing and restructuring deals, these projects stand out in their fields. Good infrastructure project proposals need to consider a multitude of factors, including, but not limited to, financing, timing, environmental impact and socioeconomic change.
The Smart Hospital Cantabria will manage non-medical services at Valdecilla Hospital in Santander, in line with the agreement with Cantabria’s Health Services. The contract includes the provision of 12 non-medical services for 20 years, including areas such as engineering and maintenance of facilities and medical equipment, energy management, clinical history management, logistics, cleaning, catering and surveillance. Over the course of two years, the erection of high-rise tower blocks, new operating theatres and a cutting-edge data centre will pump millions into the regional economy creating around 800 direct and indirect jobs in the region. The project includes the construction of three tower blocks with examining rooms for diverse specialties, operating theatres, 348 new in-patient rooms, a maternity clinic, laboratories and a recovery area. The hospital will also have new accesses and facilities in the North and South zones, as well as tunnels connecting the various areas with the 2 de Noviembre building and 35 lifts for staff, patients and visitors.
Full case study from the official program and annocuement here.