Published On: Fri, May 13th, 2016

No permission Sehos administration for demolition southeastern wing

new hospitalWILLEMSTAD - The construction of the new hospital has again been delayed. This is because the board of the St. Elisabeth Hospital (Sehos) has not granted permission for the demolition of the south wing. Reason is because they are working on a new plan for the demolition.

This is because of the incident involving the Cathlab, which  sustained water damage during the first phase of the demolition. Spokeswoman Raiza Kibbelaar said in an interview that the expectation is that the new demolition plan will be completed by the end of this month.

Since the demolition of the south wing has been shut down, the question is whether this will lead to a new delay claim. Usona has agreed with contractor Ballast Nedam that the property was going to be ready on May 2 for construction. Now that the hospital administration did not give permission to proceed with the demolition process, the contractor is unable to continue the work.

So far, there has not been a new delay claim filed. The contractor had at an earlier stage filed a claim in connection with the delay of the construction due to the diversion of the Hamelbergweg.

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