Galliford Try has been named as the preferred private sector partner on a £300m project to build community facilities in south-east Scotland

The facilities will be built over the next 10 years by the Space consortium, which also includes Davis Langdon and Fulcrum Infrastructure Group.

The first part of the project will be a £5.7m library and community building in west Edinburgh that will get under way later this year.

Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive of Galliford Try, said: “We’re delighted to build on our experience of major public sector partnering schemes through this key role. We look forward to working closely with partners and communities to develop high quality facilities that will modernise the provision of local services.”