Consortium is named preferred bidder on the hub North Territory community facilities project

A Cyril Sweett led consortium has been named as preferred bidder on a programme of community projects in Scotland worth £435m over ten years.

Cyril Sweett and Millar have been selected for the hub North Territory in Scotland, an initiative that will build community schemes across the country starting in 2011. The consortium will be called Alba Community Partnerships.

The hub will build four projects initially, including three health centres and a care home.

Dean Webster, chief executive of Cyril Sweett, said: “Being named as preferred bidder on the hub North Territory is a significant achievement for Cyril Sweett and is in line with our strategy to invest in the long-term delivery of public sector projects and infrastructure.

“Through Alba Community Partnerships, we will work with a further 18 public sector organisations in Scotland, delivering community facilities and services that provide a real benefit to the people of the North Territory,” he said.

Derek Sharkey, project director of Cyril Sweett Investments and bid director said: “We are delighted with this appointment and look forward to working with the public sector partners and the Scottish Futures Trust to finalise North hubco and commencing delivery of these important projects.”

Chris Webster, chief executive for Miller Construction, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to the North hub project.  The hub programme is in line with our strategy to secure long term opportunites which will enable us to develop and deliver a programme of construction activites. 

“North hub offers valuable opportunities for the future whilst bringing untold benefits to the local communities that it will serve, through the provision of modern facilities, employment generation and new venture opportunities for local supply chain partners,” he said.