Laing O’Rourke awarded £200M Dumfries hospital build

An artist's impression of the new hospital. Photo courtesy of NHS Dumfries and Galloway
An artist's impression of the new hospital. Photo courtesy of NHS Dumfries and Galloway

A Laing O’Rourke led consortium is set to build a new district general hospital near Dumfries in Scotland after it was announced as preferred bidder for the project by NHS Dumfries and Galloway.


The High Wood Health consortium, comprising construction partner Laing O’Rourke and estate management services provider Serco, is scheduled to start work on the £200M facility in Spring 2015.


The new 350 bed hospital on the outskirts of Dumfries will replace the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and is projected to open in 2017/18.


High Wood Health beat out competition for the contract from Balfour Beatty, while Skanska had previously dropped out of the running in November 2013.


Balfour Beatty was recently awarded a £1.1M access road contract to upgrade the Garroch roundabout on the A75, close to the site of the new hospital. These are essential works in preparation for the start of construction of the hospital.


Project director Dennis O’Keeffe said: “Following an intense period of competitive dialogue and evaluation, we are pleased to announce High Wood Health as our preferred bidder.


“Their proposed solution is one that brings to bear a consortium of designers and contractors with considerable expertise and resources to fulfil our expectations.”


NHS Dumfries and Galloway chief executive Jeff Ace said: “This is the major milestone that we have been working towards for months now, along with two bidders who have produced the final designs for the kind of facility that we need so that our staff can deliver the best care possible for our patients."

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David Bell 

Dear Sir/Madam I am a fully qualified JIB App Electrician with 17th and full Compex certification (ATEX) I have many years in the construction industry with still in date IPAF and various safety certificates. I am in the process of moving back to Dumfries and would be available for any and all job opportunities. Yours sincerely. D Bell tel 07541 336685

Damien lavery  

Northern irish plastering squad available Gang of Four ,twenty years plastering,rendering experience

Danny Stewart 

I have 8 years forestry, aswell as 3 and a half years experience Labouring. I have all my own PPe I live in Dalbeattie (locally) I can provide references. I also have my CSCS (Valid) card, and I am so SSSOOOO EAGER to be given an opportunity to work at theis new site. I am reliable, always on time. I work 100% to the best of my ability, alone, or as part of a team... please get in touch asap. Thank You Danny Stewart 3 The Flats Craignair Street Dalbeattie DG5 4AU

Darren clark 

I am a Laingorourke contractor! Employment is available

john kyle 

I live in stranraer but can travel up av worked on sites before and looking for more work

stuart ritchie  

Dear sir i live in the town of dumfries and galloway whare you are planing the new hospital build. iam in work at the moment only part tiime i would like two be considered a position when one comes vacancy yours stuart ritchie

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