Morrison closes on £45m Edinburgh hospital

REH - Phase 1 aerial campus

MORRISON Construction has achieved 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. 

Morrison, part of the Galliford Try group, will 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 £2.2 million in the funding for the project and will also provide ongoing hard facilities maintenance and lifecycle management services in a contract worth approximately £18.5 million over the 25 year concession period.  

Galliford Try Executive Chairman, Greg Fitzgerald stated, “Our relationship with Hub South East Scotland Limited 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. We look forward to successfully delivering this project for our client and wider stakeholders, and in turn provide the local community with an enhanced built environment and improved facilities.”