Construction division is appointed preferred bidder through the Canmore PFI concession.

Balfour Beatty has been appointed preferred bidder for a £160m PFI hospital in Glasgow.

The design and construction contract was awarded to Balfour Beatty Construction through the PFI concession company Canmore.

The project will involve the construction of purpose built developments for the Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic Centres at Stobhill Hospital and adjacent to the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow. The hospitals in north and south Glasgow will provide out patient day care, minor injury units and day surgical facilities.

The development at Victoria Hospital in south Glasgow will comprise a crescent shaped, three-storey building incorporating three zones for out patients, day treatment and elderly ward areas, imaging, endoscopy and day surgery.

The Stobhill facility will comprose a four-storey T-shaped complex with areas for imaging and operating suites, consulting suites and clinics and a central linking arcade.

Construction is expected to start in summer 2006 and end in 2008.