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Health chargesKeywords: Hospitals, Building costs
The current average cost of building a general hospital is £954/m2 of gross internal floor area (GIFA), according to a study Surveys of Tender Prices published recently by the Building Cost Information Service.
Figure 4 shows that, although the mean cost of general hospitals is £954/m2 GIFA, the cost can vary between approximately £370-£2,250/m2 GIFA based on 3rd quarter 1999 tender prices. This is just one example taken from the £/m2 study within the BCIS Surveys of Tender Prices which also includes information on:
Figure 4 General hospitals, GP hospitals, cottage hospitals – generally
Percentage additions for preliminaries, nominated subcontractors and suppliers and dayworks.
Functional price study.
Pricing adjustment factors for location, size of contract, form of procurement, type of work, number of storeys and building type.
The £/m2 GIFA prices provide a means of preparing quick preliminary estimates of the cost of a proposed building for the client. They can subsequently be used as a benchmark for more detailed estimates at a later stage in the design process.
The BCIS Surveys of Tender Prices contains an update of the BCIS Tender Price Index; the contract percentages study, the study of average £/m2 prices, functional prices for a whole range of building types, and pricing adjustment factors. It is available as part of the annual subscription service or, individually, priced £75.00 from BCIS Ltd, 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD. Tel +44 (0) 20 7222 7000; Fax: +44 (0) 20 7695 1501.