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Contract awarded for Highland hospitals

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Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £37M contract to deliver two community hospital facilities in Scotland on behalf of hub North Scotland.

The contract will see Balfour Beatty construct two new 24-bed facilities which, on completion, will provide in-patient and X-ray services for the community in Skye and an urgent care facility, GP practice, in-patient and Scottish Ambulance Service facility in Aviemore.

Balfour Beatty said that in line with its commitment to reducing onsite activity by 25% by 2025, the facility’s energy centres, which will provide heating, electricity and water, will be constructed offsite to improve safety while enhancing productivity and efficiency on site.

Hector MacAulay, Balfour Beatty’s Regional Managing Director of Scotland and Ireland, said: “At Balfour Beatty, we are deeply committed to bringing value to the communities in which we operate.

“Our wealth of experience and expertise in community infrastructure, along with our continued focus to deliver high quality projects to budget and on programme, will ensure that the Skye and Aviemore hospitals will service the surrounding communities for years to come.”

Michael Padzinski, Chief Executive of hub North Scotland said: “We have already worked with Balfour Beatty on several community infrastructure projects and are looking forward to continuing that partnership to deliver the Badenoch & Strathspey and the Skye, Lochalsh and West Ross community hospitals for NHS Highland.”

Works are due to commence this summer with completion expected in Spring 2021.

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