KONE has secured an order for 41 energy efficient elevators for the new state-of-the-art Southmead Hospital in Bristol, UK. The contract was awarded to KONE by Carillion plc, the main contractor for the EUR 500 million Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme.

“We are delighted to have been chosen by Carillion for this exciting development,” says Noud Veeger, EVP and Area Director for Central and North Europe, KONE. “The award strengthens our good relationship and we are looking forward to working together to deliver an outstanding hospital for the people of Bristol.”

The elevators feature KONE’s regenerative drive systems which can recover up to 20% of an elevator’s total energy consumption, reducing the building electricity usage and providing considerable cost savings over the lifetime of the equipment. This technology will also help the hospital reach a BREEAM energy rating of “excellent” once it is completed.

The new 800-bed super-hospital will concentrate on acute services, currently provided at Southmead and Frenchay hospitals, and will provide world-class healthcare to over 500,000 people in the area. Advanced construction work started in August last year and the hospital is due to open in early 2014.

The order was booked in Q2 of 2010.