Contractor’s Scottish subsidiary Morrison will build mental health facility and brain injuries unit

Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Galliford Try’s Scottish subsidiary Morrison Construction has reached financial close on a contract to develop the first £45.2m phase of the redevelopment of Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Morrison was awarded the job by Scottish health client Hub South East Scotland on behalf of NHS Lothian.

The phase will includ construction of a specialist mental health facility on the western edge of the existing campus in Morningside, Edinburgh.

A new national brain injuries unit will also be incorporated in an adjacent building.

Galliford Try will invest £2.2m in the funding for the project and will also provide ongoing facilities maintenance and lifecycle management services in a contract worth approximately £18.5m over the 25 year concession period.

Galliford Try executive chairman Greg Fitzgerald said: “Our relationship with Hub South East Scotland Limited is an important element of our Morrison Construction business in Scotland and we are pleased to be selected for this significant health project for NHS Lothian.

“We look forward to successfully delivering this project for our client and wider stakeholders, and in turn provide the local community with an enhanced built environment and improved facilities.”