Birmingham-based Fusion Building Consultancy claims to be reaping the benefits of appointing top-flight directors to its board, having landed a £300,000 Private Finance Initiative contract with an Essex Hospital.
Headed up by director Gavin Stephens and Fusion's latest arrival, director, Pollie Jelfs, formerly associate director at CB Richard Ellis, the PFI survey is being conducted on behalf of Broomfield Hospital and Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS trust.
Fusion's role is to survey and assess the state of the existing building stock at Broomfield Hospital and forecast the maintenance costs for five and ten-year periods.
Using this information Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust can then create the tender document for a PFI.
Broomfield Hospital is one of a series of successful PFI instructions gained recently including the HMS Drake Navel base, Plymouth, RAF Newton, Leicestershire and student accommodation in Nottinghamshire.
Ms Jelfs said: " The Broomfield Hospital contract is a very complex and time consuming exercise, including asbestos, mechanical and electrical surveys plus a detailed report on the condition and state of repair of the fabric of the existing buildings.
"Extreme care is required to ensure all short and long term issues are identified for the PFI consortium and with our wealth of experience in this sector combined with the
personal hands on approach from directors, we anticipate it will be a future growth area for Fusion."
Fusion Building Consultancy was established in May 2002, and has an annual turnover approaching £ 1 million, with clients throughout the UK.