A firm of Newcastle engineers has won ‘a major six-figure contract’ to support the construction of a new multi-million-pound private hospital.
RWO will provide civil and structural engineering services for the new two-storey, £12 m Ramsey Healthcare facility in Kettering, Northamptonshire. This day care medical centre, being built by Metnor Construction, will offer a range of diagnostic facilities, such as MRI, CT scanning, and X ray, mammography, and endoscopy treatments, and will also incorporate physiotherapy and outpatient departments when it opens in late 2022.
RWO’s engineers will review the proposed development, and provide designs, flood analysis, and drainage systems, as part of a comprehensive engineering services package to ensure a swift structural infrastructure and civils build phase. The contract is the latest success for RWO, which has revenues approaching £2 m, employs 25 staff across its Newcastle and Leeds offices, and is currently recruiting for a number of engineering and technician roles to support growth and national demand for its services.
Managing director, Ross Oakley, who said a further four new build hospital engineering projects are ‘in the pipeline, added: “This is a major success for us, and another contract with Metnor, strengthening further the strong partnership we have with them. It also reflects the high-quality engineering expertise available in the North East to support multi-million-pound national construction projects. We have a very healthy forward order book. and expect to see continued success and expansion over the next 12 months.”
David Laidlaw, Commercial director at Metnor Construction, said: “RWO continues to be an important strategic partner on this and other projects, adding value to our own operations with critical sector insight, experience, and expertise, in large-scale engineering design work and civils projects.”