A consortium including Galliford Try and Bilfinger sign NHS LIFT contracts with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Care Trusts, and Liverpool and Sefton LIFT.

A consortium including contractors Galliford Try and Bilfinger Berger has sealed two NHS LIFT contracts, the government’s venture vehicle to build and maintain batches of small-scale GP surgeries.

The contracts have been signed with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Primary Care Trusts in north London and Liverpool and Sefton LIFT.

The projects will involve developments of primary care centres worth more than £70m, followed by a second wave of work of a similar value. Both waves will be completed within four to six years.

The north London contract will include a £7m centre in Edmonton and a £4m project in Barnet. The first three buildings in the Liverpool contract are worth £10.5m.

The consortium that won the contracts also includes specialist health service developer British Health Enterprise and Sapphire Primary Care Developments. The consortium expects to close a further project in Coventry later this year.