“Significant contribution” of hub projects outlined in annual report

Perth Theatre

THE value of hub East Central Scotland community infrastructure projects across Perthshire, Tayside, Forth Valley and Fife has grown to £617 million, new figures have revealed.

The organisation’s latest annual report shows that five new schools were completed over the past year, along with a project to refurbish and rebuild Perth Theatre. Hub has now delivered 28 new infrastructure projects for health, education and cultural bodies as well as emergency services.

Projects worth £151 million are currently under construction, supporting over 23,000 jobs. A further £169 million of work is in development.

Ian Mullen, chairman of hub East Central Scotland said, “hub East Central Scotland is the strategic development partner of choice for public bodies across the region and we work closely with them to support their development plans, from initial concept through to final delivery. Our teams continue to deliver high quality buildings which have become living social, cultural and educational hubs at the heart of the communities they serve.

“hub has made a significant contribution to the local economy in the region with £176 million of work undertaken by SME’s within the territory to date. We continue to work with companies who are suppliers on the Scottish Government’s supported business framework.”

The Carnegie Library and Galleries in Dunfermline, completed by hub last year, was named Best Building in Scotland by the Royal Incorporation of Architects Scotland. Designed by Richard Murphy Architects, the building has also been recognised with awards from the Edinburgh Architectural Association and RICS Scotland.