Cost consultant Cyril Sweett has been chosen to work on Scotland's biggest PFI health scheme, a £300m hospital in the Forth Valley.

The 800-bed hospital at Lambert will replace Falkirk and Stirling Royal infirmaries, and will be built by a consortium led by John Laing subsidiary Equion and facilities management firm Serco.

A source at Cyril Sweett said the firm was involved with the scheme, and an official announcement would be made shortly.

Cyril Sweett is known for its expertise in PFI projects. It is working on the £8bn Allenby and Connaught project for the Ministry of Defence.

John Laing and Serco were among four companies criticised earlier this month for their part in financing arrangements at the Norwich and Norfolk PFI hospital.

The two, along with Barclays and Innisfree, were branded the "unacceptable face of capitalism" by a select committee after a refinancing deal. The consortium made £115m on the transaction, returning £34m to the NHS trust.