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Galliford Try wins £73m hospital

Galliford Try wins £73m hospital

Galliford Try’s business Morrison Construction has been selected as the preferred bidder to build a £73 million NHS hospital in Haddington, East Lothian.Once it is completed in 2017, the new hospital will boost the number of inpatient beds in East Lothian by 60 per cent. A community hospital, it will have 23,000 sq m of floor space, and will be built alongside the existing Roodlands Campus.Galliford Try’s chief executive Peter Truscott said: “This appointment demonstrates the capabilities of our combined offering across construction, facilities management and investments and we look forward to working with Hub South East Scotland and NHS Lothian to create the top-class facilities the local public deserve.”The organisation’s facilities management arm has also been appointed to provide ongoing hard facilities management and lifecycle services to the hospital for the next 25 years. This contract is worth an estimated £32 million.The decision was made by the public-private partnership Hub South East Scotland Limited on behalf of NHS Lothian, and construction is expected to begin next year.David Small, chief officer of the East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “These are exciting plans which will see a modern and purpose-built hospital developed, helping improve the quality of care for people in East Lothian.”The East Lothian project is just the latest in a string of healthcare contracts for Galliford Try. The company has also been appointed to redevelop the Royal Hospital in Edinburgh and build a helicopter landing facility on the top of St George’s Hospital in London.In addition to this, it has agreed to provide £400 million in community and healthcare projects to Hub South East Scotland Limited as part of a consortium.Morrison Construction, which was taken over by Galliford Try in 2006, specialises in public-private projects. It was responsible for building the revolving Falkirk Wheel, which features on the Bank of Scotland’s £20 notes. 

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