Winner for East Lothian hospital

Hub South East Scotland has appointed a preferred bidder on behalf of NHS Lothian for the £72m construction of the new East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington.

Galliford Try’s Morrison Construction will construct the 23,000 square metre facility that will bring an almost 60% increase in inpatient beds to the county. This contract will be worth £32m over the 25-year period. Galliford Try will be investing in the company set up to fund the project and providing facilities management services. 

The facility will provide community based services including; day surgery, mental health inpatient beds, medicine of the elderly and a pharmacy.

Final plans were submitted to East Lothian Council in September. The new hospital will be built on the existing Roodlands site in Haddington, with construction anticipated to start on the project in late 2016. The outline business case for the project is being devised in tandem with the planning submission and this will set out exact costs, hospital services and timescales. The project team anticipate submitting the outline business case for approval to the Scottish government by early 2016.

Meanwhile it has also been announced that Galliford Try Partnerships has won two extra care housing contracts in England. Peter Truscott assumed the role of Galliford’s new chief executive on 1 October.