Stuttgart, Germany, 22-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Following contract award at the beginning of January, the general contractor consortium consisting of Ed. Züblin AG and VAMED Germany have begun renovation works at the Charité university hospital in Berlin. Over the next three years, the 21-storey bed tower of the university clinic in Berlin-Mitte will be renovated and equipped with the latest in state-of-the-art medical technology for a total cost of € 202.5 million.
The contract, which was awarded to Züblin and VAMED following a Europe-wide tender, comprises the end-to-end execution planning, gutting and renovation of the bed tower as well as the construction of a new five-storey building to house several intensive care units, 15 operating rooms, and one emergency department. Planning of the medical technology as well as support with the trial operation of the facility also form part of the consortium’s tasks. The extensive construction works are on a tight schedule: Preparation of the construction site at Luisenstraße and Philippstraße is largely complete, and gutting works have already begun. Removal of the exterior façade is to begin in the spring of 2014. Both the new building as well as the renovated hospital bed tower – with centralised treatment and diagnostic areas on floors one through five – should begin operations by the end of 2016.
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