Currie & Brown toasts two new NHS contract wins

Asset management and construction consultancy Currie & Brown has been awarded new contracts in Scotland’s healthcare sector.

NHS Grampian has appointed the firm to provide project management services for its major acute services (elective care) project.

Currie & Brown toasts two new NHS contract wins

The project involves the development of an elective care centre at the Foresterhill campus at the University of Aberdeen. The health board’s vision for elective care is to deliver treatment and care as close to home as possible through the application of best practice, innovation and digital technology. The development of the new centre will involve a combination of refurbished existing accommodation and a new-build.

The new elective care centre will provide fit-for-purpose accommodation including a day surgery and endoscopy suite, MRI and CT imaging accommodation and ambulatory/outpatient accommodation for a range of specialities including respiratory medicine, dermatology and urology.

Fiona McDade, director at Currie & Brown, said: “The new elective care centre for NHS Grampian will provide purpose-designed facilities promoting efficiency and the best patient experience possible. This appointment adds to Currie & Brown’s strong healthcare experience and we look forward to building on our existing relationship with NHS Grampian to deliver the elective care centre.”

Meanwhile the Currie & Brown has also been selected by NHS Orkney for an operational role at The Balfour.

The company has been appointed as authority technical advisor (ATA) for the operational phase of NHS Orkney’s new rural general hospital and healthcare facility. The project is being delivered using a variation of the Scottish Government’s NPD model.

The hospital, located in Kirkwall, has been designed to put the local community first and to make a positive contribution to the environment and economy. The materials and built form of the hospital will reflect Orkney’s heritage and ecology.

The gross internal floor area of the project is 16,000m2 and Currie & Brown’s role as ATA will involve visiting the site twice a year and undertaking a review of the monthly operational reports and lifecycle expenditure.

Russell Frame, senior director at Currie & Brown, said: “Currie & Brown is delighted to be appointed to provide ATA operational monitoring services on this new landmark hospital project in Orkney following its successful handover to the NHS. We look forward to a continuation of our ongoing working relationship with NHS Orkney that was developed pre-financial close and then throughout the construction period, which is now drawing to a close.”

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