Morrison Construction – Galliford Try’s Scottish subsidiary – has reached financial close on a £45.2m contract to build and operate the first phase of the redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
The contract was initially awarded the job by Scottish health client Hub South East Scotland on behalf of NHS Lothian. They were names as preferred bidder for the project in July 2013.
The first phase will include the construction of a specialist mental health facility on the western edge of the existing campus in Morningside, Edinburgh. An adjacent building will house a new national brain injuries unit, replacing the existing Robert Fergusson Unit.
Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Chairman for Galliford Try, said: “Our relationship with Hub South East Scotland Limited is an important element of our Morrison Construction Business in Scotland and we are pleased to be selected for this significant health project for NHS Lothian. We look forward to successfully delivering this project for our client and wider stakeholders, and in turn provide the local community with an enhanced built environment and improved facilities.”
Galliford Try will invest £2.2m in the funding of the project and will provide ongoing facilities maintenance and lifecycle management services in a contract worth over £18.5m over a 25-year concession period.
Phase One of the project is estimated to be completed by 2016, whilst the entire project duration is expected to last up to ten years.