Consultant appointed on £120m redevelopment spearheading new NHS procurement initiative

Consultant Tribal has been appointed to a £120m hospital project in Scotland, the first contract tendered under new NHS procurement initiative Frameworks Scotland.

The firm said its architectural practice Nightingale Associates and health planning team will work on the redevelopment of Dumfries Royal Infirmary Hospital with contractor BAM.

Arup has been appointed structural engineer, Hulley & Kirkwood mechanical engineer and Turner & Townsend project manager. Doig & Smith is quantity surveyor.

The scheme will include a new 200-bed block, outpatient facilities and an updated intensive care unit. The contract also involves interior design and landscaping.

The redeveloped hospital will be the first in Scotland to have private bedroom accommodation only.

Construction is due to start next spring, with completion expected in April 2013.

Tribal's director of consulting, Craig Dixon, said: “This project offers a wonderful opportunity to improve the quality of care to the people of Dumfries and Galloway by sensitively improving the hospital that they value so much.”