Historic Healthcare Win in Germany

(January 26, 2015) - The BAM/VAMED consortium, which includes HDR | TMK (our German architecture company), JSWD Architects, Sander Hofrichter Architects and TSJ Architects, has been awarded the modernization project for the University Klinikum of Schleswig-Holstein's (UKSH) Kiel and Lübeck campuses. The project, which follows a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) delivery model, is valued at approximately US $1.9 billion (€1.7 billion), making it the largest PPP project to ever be undertaken in Germany.

UKSH is one of the largest academic medical centers in Europe and the only comprehensive care hospital in Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost of the 16 federal states of Germany. For the modernization project, BAM is providing construction services, VAMED will operate and maintain the healthcare facilities until 2044, and the four architecture firms are splitting the design work—Sander Hofrichter Architects and TSJ Architects are working on the Lübeck campus and HDR | TMK and JSWD Architects are working on the Kiel campus.

The Kiel project will centralize 21 clinics currently scattered throughout the campus into a 1.3 million SF (127,000 m²) facility. It also includes extensive renovation of existing health and research buildings, preservation of historic buildings, and the creation of a new main entrance to the campus. The estimated construction cost is US $290 million (€260 million). When complete in 2021, both the Kiel and Lübeck campuses will feature a cohesive design language and iconic facilities that will push healthcare, research and innovation to new heights.