Foundations for a new hospital complex
9 January 2018 - Projects update and handover - Colombia
In Bogota, work has just begun on what will be Latin America’s largest cancer treatment and research centre.
A VINCI Construction joint venture composed of GEO fundaciones and Soletanche Bachy Cimas has been appointed by Construcciones Planificadas to supply the foundations for the towers of the project’s main building, using bored piles of between 80 cm and 1 m in diameter (18,000 linear metres).
The contract also calls for the construction of a surrounding diaphragm wall to contain the basement levels (800 cu. metres), and the creation and installation of prefabricated piles (53,000 m) for the platform and the temporary support for the slabs. This is the biggest foundations project currently under way in Bogota.
Due to be handed over by the end of 2020, the project will comprise numerous structures: a car park, a hotel to accommodate patients’ families, a research centre and a hospital providing some 280 beds.