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Dumfries and Galloway Acute Gets Go Ahead

13 March 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

A consortium including Laing O’Rourke, have achieved financial close on a project that will deliver a new acute district general hospital for the Dumfries and Galloway region.

The £270 million facility in includes 100% en-suite single rooms, a combined assessment unit, theatres complex, critical care unit and outpatients’ department.

The project is one of five healthcare projects being procured under the Scottish Government’s Non Profit Distributing (NPD) model. The European Investment Bank (EIB), Europe’s long-term lending institution, has agreed to provide £109 million for the new hospital with a 26 year loan that represents around half of the senior debt of the new hospital.

High Wood Health, a consortium of Laing O’Rourke and Aberdeen UK Infrastructure Partners (a fund managed by Aberdeen Asset Management), is working on the project with a number of specialist organisations experienced in collaborating with the NHS on major new hospital developments.

Laing O’Rourke will build the new hospital, which it is designing with architect, Ryder Architects and NBBJ. Estate management specialist Serco will manage the estates aspects of the facility when it is opened.

Preparation for construction will begin immediately on a green field site on the outskirts of Dumfries.

Picture: The £270 million facility in Dumfries and Galloway will have 100% en-suite single rooms, combined assessment unit, theatres complex, critical care unit and outpatients’ department. 

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 13 March 2015


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