£6.4bn of infrastructure projects underway in Scotland



The New Falkirk Campus is due to commence construction this year
The New Falkirk Campus is due to commence construction this year

Infrastructure projects worth almost £6.4 billion will be under construction throughout Scotland in 2017, a new report has revealed.

The Scottish Government’s Infrastructure Investment Plan progress report highlights that projects such as the Forth Valley College Falkirk Campus, NHS Orkney’s new hospital and healthcare facilities and the A737 Dalry Bypass will all commence construction this year.

In addition, major schemes such as the Queensferry Crossing, the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project and NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s Acute Services Redevelopment Project are all set to become operational this year, delivering the benefits associated with them for the people of Scotland for years to come.

Accompanying updates have also been published on the progress of major capital projects over £20 million and the pipeline of investment in major programmes.

Commenting on the publication of the progress report while visiting the construction site of the £14.6m Inverurie health care hub, economy secretary Keith Brown said: “Significant progress continues to be made in delivering our infrastructure investment plan, which is good for jobs, good for the economy, and good for Scotland.

“I am delighted that projects totalling almost £800m were completed last year, and that this year we are anticipating a further £2.8bn worth of infrastructure projects being completed and becoming operational including the Queensferry Crossing.

“I look forward to seeing these projects come to completion, but also seeing Scottish companies continuing to benefit from this government’s record levels of infrastructure investment in the years to come.”

During 2016 projects totalling almost £800m completed construction and are now operational:

Transport

  • Edinburgh Gateway Interchange (£41m)
  • A96 Inveramsay Bridge Improvement (£10.2m)

Health

  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran - Acute Mental Health & North Ayrshire Community Hospital (£54.8m)
  • NHS Lothian - Royal Edinburgh Campus Redevelopment Phase 1 (£49m)
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - Maryhill Health Centre (£13.6m)
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - Eastwood Health & Care Centre (£10.8m)

Schools

  • Brechin Community Campus, Angus (£25.6m)
  • Harris Academy, Dundee (£31.8m)
  • Lenzie Meadow Primary School, East Dunbartonshire (£11.6m)
  • James Gillespie’s High School, Edinburgh (£38.4m)
  • North Uist Primary School, Eilean Siar / Western Isles (£8.9m)
  • Mariner Support Services, Falkirk (£0.5m)
  • Levenmouth Academy, Fife (£45.3m)
  • Glendale Primary School, Glasgow (£14.3m)
  • Inverness Royal Academy, Highland (£39m)
  • Kilmacolm Primary School, Inverclyde (£4.3m)
  • St Patrick’s Primary School, Inverclyde (£7m)
  • Clyde Valley High School, North Lanarkshire (£27.2m)
  • Greenfaulds High School, North Lanarkshire (£32.1m)
  • Evie Primary School, Orkney Islands (£2.9m)
  • Sound Primary School, Shetland Islands (£0.7m)
  • St Margaret’s Primary School, Stirling (£6.5m)
  • St Ninian’s Primary School, Stirling (£8.3m)
  • Toronto Primary School, West Lothian (£2.5m)

Further Education

  • City of Glasgow College (£228.6m)
  • Ayrshire College Kilmarnock Campus (£53.6m)