Hopes for a swift return to building work on the Royal Liverpool Hospital have been given a boost. News broke today (15 February) that a Canadian firm is set to take more than 2,500 employees off former rivals, Carillion – which went into liquidation nearly two weeks ago.
BGIS (Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions) says are in advanced negotiations to take on former Carillion facilities management contracts.
“We are excited to welcome the more than 2,500 Carillion employees that will join the BGIS team upon closing,” said BGIS chief executive Gord Hicks.
The firm wants to take on hospital, justice, education, emergency services, and transport contracts from the bust construction company.
In potentially taking the hospital contracts from the collapsed Carillion, BGIS are expected to be working on stalled Liverpool Royal Hospital.
(Unfinished construction of Royal Liverpool Hospital, photo by Jake O’Neill)
Sabine Raney, Leader of Project Delivery Services at BGIS, said: “We will be looking to take over the hospital, education, justice, transport and emergency services markets contracts that Carillion have not completed. “
Amanda Kusick, Director of Marketing and Communications at BGIS said: “We are looking forward to engaging with Carillon customers and employees and excited about investing in the UK.”
The transaction is subject to closing conditions, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.