Morrison Construction secures agreement on £45m Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Morrison Construction has reached financial close on the £45.2 million Hub South East Scotland Ltd contract for NHS Lothian to build and operate the first phase of the redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

The deal will see the Galliford Try firm carry out the construction, providing a new state-of-the-art specialist mental health facility on the western edge of the existing campus in Morningside, Edinburgh.

A new national brain injuries unit will be incorporated in an adjacent building to replace the existing Robert Fergusson Unit. In addition, Galliford Try will invest £2.2m in the funding for the project and will also provide ongoing hard facilities maintenance and lifecycle management services in a contract worth approximately £18.5m over the 25 year concession period.

Galliford Try executive chairman, Greg Fitzgerald said: “Our relationship with Hub South East Scotland 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.”

The projected timescale for completion of phase one is 2016. The whole project may take up to ten years.

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