The Republic of Benin Ministry of Health has entered a contract with a consortium led by Bouygues Bâtiment International to develop and construct university hospital in Abomey-Calavi.

Valued at €175m, the 40,000m², two-level facility will have a capacity for 434 beds and places. The hospital is set to house six large hospitalisation units.

Bouygues Construction added that the technical platform will involve three day hospitals, A&E unit, laboratory, medical imaging, radiotherapy and nine operating theatres.

The project will also see build of teaching areas, staff accommodation, a mortuary and medical, catering and technical logistics spaces. It is expected that the new university hospital in Benin will be handed over in 2023.

Bouygues noted that the design of this new facility was made in a consortium with the French architecture firm Michel Beauvais Associés.

This is based on a programme conducted by the Paris Public Hospital Authority (AP-HP) and design firms Egis Bâtiments International, Claire Planson and Oasiis.

Bouygues Construction offered the finance solution that was structured by Société Générale Financement Export and guaranteed by Bpifrance Assurance Export.

The company, which has operations in more than 60 countries, designs, builds and runs projects across building, infrastructure and industry sectors. Last year, the company recorded €13.4bn in sales.

Apart from the new university hospital in Benin, the company is working to build Ridge Hospital in Ghana, the Mohammed VI hospital in Bouskoura, Morocco and to refurbish Yopougon hospital in Ivory Coast.