Building services group named as one of five principal supply chain partners for new healthcare construction programme

Interserve has been named as one of five principal supply chain partners (PSCPs) in Frameworks Scotland, the new Scottish public healthcare construction programme worth around £600m over four years.

The UK-based international services, maintenance and building group will join Health Facilities Scotland's new framework, under which partners provide a one-stop-shop service for design and construction of facilities using an integrated supply chain.

The programme, which is open to all 14 NHS health boards in Scotland, covers all publicly funded healthcare construction throughout the country, excluding the Scottish Futures Trust and hub models.

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Interserve has also been selected for the Professional Services framework to provide healthcare planning services to Scotland's national health boards. It will work with the boards from concept stage, through service modelling, to detailed scheme development and review of investment outcomes.

The programme, which will last initially for four years but could be extended for a further two, aims to improve design, quality, client satisfaction, health and safety and sustainability of NHS capital-funded schemes.

Adrian Ringrose, chief executive of Interserve, said: “Frameworks Scotland represents an excellent opportunity for the NHS in Scotland to get the best out of the construction industry. Interserve has created a supply chain structure dedicated to ensuring that we bring to bear the best consultancy, design and construction expertise available, maximising the use of local skills as we do so.”

Other recent Interserve projects in the Scottish health sector include redevelopment schemes at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, and Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline.