NHS Dumfries and Galloway have awarded a contract to build a £270M acute district general hospital in the region to High Wood Health, a consortium that includes Laing O’Rourke.
The project is one of five awarded under the Scottish Government’s Non Profit Distributing (NPD) model. High Wood Health consists of Laing O’Rourke, Aberdeen UK Infrastructure Partners working alongside a number of specialist organisations used to working on NHS projects. Laing O’Rourke is responsible for the build of the hospital, designed by Ryder Architects and NBBJ.
Laing O’Rourke’s David Hunter, also Bid Director for High Wood Health, said: “The journey to reach this milestone has been a fantastic example of collaboration between the NHS Dumfries and Galloway team, the hospital staff and end users, and the High Wood Health project team. The detailed work we have carried out together over the past few months has seen the completion of the clinical design and has paved the way for the delivery of a world class hospital; and an approach for construction that will ensure its positive impact upon the local community and economy.”