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May 2022

Vercity Highly Commended for Organisation of the Year, with wins for Broomfield Hospital and Dan Earnshaw

Vercity had some excellent results at the Partnerships Awards 2022 on Thursday 19th May. It was great to be back in person with industry peers and colleagues at the event […]

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April 2022

Reconciling PPP Expiry with Net Zero Objectives

Download PDF Version PPP Contract Expiry The UK’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority (“IPA”) recently published their guidance for contracting authorities on Preparing for PFI Contract Expiry. The direction provides toolkits […]

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March 2022

Vercity Voices – Gavin Barden

Gavin Barden is a Senior Asset Manager at Vercity. He joined Vercity in 2020 and has had the opportunity to work across multiple sectors. We recently had the chance to […]

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Oxygen VIE Upgrade

January 2022

Oxygen VIE Plant Upgrade

Due to Covid 19, Royal Blackburn Hospital found it necessary to upgrade their Oxygen VIE Plant to cope with the extra demand required for oxygen to the site, so that […]

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Patrick Hamill

January 2022

My path to Vercity – Patrick Hamill, Commercial Director

My professional career started as an auditor at what is now RSM UK. I completed my exams and qualified (ACA) in 2009. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis […]

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January 2022

Early engagement, a condition for success?

With a diverse portfolio of clients, including public and private sector investors and asset managers, Vercity is attuned to the challenges and opportunities that the expiry of a PPP project and […]

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Project Exit Process

December 2021

Project Exit

More than Handback. Many people supporting PPP contracts are familiar with the concept of “Handback”. It’s often referred to in contractual documents, in varying degrees of detail. It’s the process […]

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After Conversion into New Temporary Ambulatory Care Unit and in Use

November 2021

Winter beds at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

In July 2021, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust instructed the PPP SPV project company Meridian Hospital Company (MHC) to re-purpose and convert three areas at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in […]

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April 2021

Proactive Obsolescence Management Workshop – The key to developing a solid understanding of a project

The first stage of Vercity Consultancy’s Proactive Obsolescence Management process is to understand the project and its contractual nuances. Colleagues within the PFI/PPP industry will understand each project is different, therefore reviewing potential scenarios as a project team and understanding what can go wrong is the most effective way to ensure we are concentrating our efforts in the right areas.

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