The value of community-based facilities under construction across the Scotland-wide hub programme has reached £1.16 billion and is supporting over 9,000 jobs, figures published today by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) have revealed.
Within the hub programme, nearly 40 schools are under construction along with several community health facilities and care homes.
Major projects being built include:
- East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington – £69m
- Anderson High School in Lerwick – £55m
- Stirling Care Village – £36m
- Waid Academy in Anstruther – £24m
- Largs Academy – £43m
- Barrhead High School – £23m
SFT leads on the delivery of the hub programme which operates across five geographical territories in Scotland.
In each territory, the local authorities, NHS boards and other participating public bodies have teamed up with a private sector partner to form a joint venture company known as a hubCo that develops and delivers a diverse pipeline of community infrastructure projects.
David MacDonald, hub programme director at SFT, said: “The hub programme is a unique way of delivering best-value community facilities that provides the public sector with a quick and efficient way of getting their projects into construction.
“Integral to the hub programme are community benefits. So far, 153 new graduates and over 770 new apprenticeship and trainee positions have been created which represents a considerable contribution to the skill-base supporting Scotland’s economic development.”