With 3,000 public and private sites totalling 60 to 65 million square metres and a nearly 408,000-bed capacity, France’s swiftly changing hospital sector offers civil engineering firms and property developers major outlets and opportunities, from modernisation or expansion projects to innovation, product digitalisation and upgrading to tighter safety standards. Bouygues Construction is well established on this fiercely competitive market, which requires creating horizontal offers to remain competitive. “Hospitals are the group’s biggest activity in France after housing,” says Claude Rolland, head of the health unit at Bouygues Entreprises France-Europe.
Accompanying a hospital project from conceptualising the idea to forecasting/controlling operating costs and delivering the building requires special know-know. For years, Bouygues Construction has been working hand-in-hand with the health ministry, ARS* and private players to build healthcare facilities in France and internationally. The Nord Deux-Sèvres Hospital in Faye L’Abbesse (France), West Guyana Hospital Centre in Saint Laurent du Maroni (Guyana) and Bouskoura University Hospital (Morocco) are references demonstrating the extensive experience the group has acquired in this area. *ARS: Agences Régionales de Santé (Regional Health Agencies)