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Contractor named for Scotland’s first net zero hospital

Laing O’Rourke has been named as the preferred construction partner to replace University Hospital Monklands with an innovative new facility.

NHS Lanarkshire’s ambition is to deliver Scotland’s first fully digital and net zero carbon hospital through the Monklands Replacement Project (MRP). The new hospital is said to be a significant capital project with massive benefits for healthcare, the economy and local community across Lanarkshire and Scotland.

Speaking about the appointment, Colin Lauder, NHS Lanarkshire Director of Planning, Property and Performance, said: “We are excited to take another significant step forward for the project by appointing Laing O’Rourke. It moves us closer to delivering what will be the most advanced hospital in Scotland.”

Graeme Reid, MRP Project Director, from NHS Lanarkshire added: “The new facility will be located on a site at Wester Moffat, east of Airdrie, and will provide our clinical staff a new truly modern working environment to help them deliver the best possible care to patients. It will also create economic benefits for the local community and for companies across Lanarkshire and Scotland.”

The new hospital is planned to open in 2031.

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