Canadian firm to take on QA Hospital contracts after Carillion collapse

Carillion looked after a number of contracts at QA Hospital
Carillion looked after a number of contracts at QA Hospital
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A CANADIAN company will be taking over contracts at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham after construction giant Carillion collapsed.

BGIS, which describes itself as a global real estate and facility management services provider, said that as part of the deal, more than 2,500 Carillion employees will be transferred to its team as it takes on hospital, education, justice, transport and emergency services contracts.

Carillion’s liquidation last month left in its wake a £900m debt pile, a £590m pension deficit and hundreds of millions of pounds in unfinished public contracts – including contracts for car parking, security, maintenance and laundry at QA.

BGIS boss Gord Hicks said: ‘This deal provides continuity of services for a large number of customers providing critical infrastructure within the UK market.

‘Our team is looking forward to engaging both customers and employees in the days ahead to effect the transaction and ensure a smooth transition.’

Chief commercial officer Mark Marquis said: ‘BGIS has a long-established track record of serving federal and regional government as well as large corporate clients and onboarding complex, multi-site contracts around the world.

‘With this transaction, we look forward to building a large presence in the UK facilities management market and providing customers with the same industry-leading service and capabilities that we do throughout the globe.’