Honeywell facility services software chosen for Vic hospital
Honeywell has announced that it will be the facility services provider for the $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital project in Victoria. Honeywell will provide hard facilities management and the installation of building management products, including the Honeywell Forge Enterprise Performance Management software, to help create a more efficient and secure facility, backed by a 25-year service contract.
Honeywell Forge will allow the new Footscray Hospital to conduct condition-based maintenance to reduce unplanned reactive work and lower energy costs with a machine learning solution that continuously studies a building’s energy consumption patterns and automatically adjusts to optimal energy-saving settings without compromising occupant comfort levels.
Honeywell will also protect the facility’s operational technology (OT) environment with a suite of cybersecurity solutions to monitor and maintain its systems, including remote management.
Keith Fisher, vice president and general manager of services at Honeywell Building Technologies, said his team is focused on creating a seamless facility management experience that allows the Footscray team to have better insight into the facility’s performance to drive continued improvement.
“We are pleased to be selected as the party responsible for the management and life cycle of building services within the new Footscray Hospital for the next 25 years. Our offering for the hospital also integrates our cybersecurity solutions to create a safer OT environment, coupled with a fully digitised maintenance solution that’s backed by our experienced services team,” Fisher said.
The new hospital is being delivered as a public-private partnership, with Western Health as the public operator of all clinical services and Plenary Health consortium contracted by the Victorian Government to finance, design, construct and maintain the hospital for 25 years after construction.
“It is a rare privilege to deliver such a significant project, one that will ultimately transform access to health services in Melbourne’s west. In bringing this project to life, the community is our focus and we look forward to delivering this hospital for patients and families, for staff, and the people of the western suburbs,” said Paul Crowe, Plenary Chief Investment Officer.
The new hospital will feature more than 500 beds, enabling care for almost an additional 15,000 patients and allowing an extra 20,000 people to be seen by the emergency department each year. It will also provide more outpatient, palliative care and mental health services.
The Plenary Health consortium is comprised of the Plenary Group as sponsor, investor and asset manager, Honeywell and Compass Group as facilities and maintenance managers, Multiplex as builder, and Sojitz Corporation as investor.
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