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    ENGIE joins Midland Metropolitan Hospital project

    Leading energy and services
    specialist, ENGIE, is playing a key role in developing the new £475 million
    Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick in the West Midlands.

    Work will now re-commence
    following two years of delays due to the collapse of Carillion, with the
    project now set to be completed by Balfour Beatty.

    Sandwell and West
    Birmingham NHS Trust, which will run Midland Met, said that securing the
    services of ENGIE, which aims to embrace a lower carbon and more efficient way
    of working, was a big step towards opening the hospital.

    Mark Harris, divisional
    managing director for ENGIE UK & Ireland, said: “We are very pleased to be
    working alongside the trust to bring their new flagship site online over the
    next two years, before becoming a strategic partner at the hospital.

    “ENGIE has long-term
    experience in successfully providing facilities management services to a wide
    range of healthcare establishments across the UK, including primary care
    facilities and major acute hospitals. We look forward to working closely with
    the trust and serving the local community.” Trust chairman Richard Samuda said:
    “This is a key long-term relationship for us, with a shared commitment to local
    procurement, local employment and the living wage.”

    Trust chief executive Toby Lewis
    said: “ENGIE is a major energy provider with a focus on sustainability. We know
    that our future will move towards a zero carbon position and we want to be at
    the forefront of that movement.

    “ENGIE provide
    facility management services in over 30 hospitals across the NHS and we look
    forward to working successfully together.”