Firm chosen to build new health centre for Forres

Posted on September 5, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

The Press & Journal | By Ryan Crighton | 5 September 2009


A construction firm has landed a £22million contract to design and build three new healthcare centres in the north-east.

The deal, which will finally mean work starting on the long-awaited new hospital at Forres, will also see four ageing health centres in Aberdeen replaced with two modern facilities.

Galliford Try announced to investors yesterday that NHS Grampian will pay them £22.3million to deliver the three properties.

The first project to be completed is likely to be the £12million hospital and health centre off Grantown Road at Forres.

The building would replace the 117-year-old Leanchoil Hospital and incorporate two GP practices, allowing 15,500 patients to be treated at one facility.

The health board is in negotiations with Aberdeen City Council to take over a site on Great Southern Road which would become the multimillion-pound Whinhill Health Centre. The facility would replace both the Ferryhill Medical Practice and the Belmont Medical Practice, which health bosses say are “no longer ideal” for providing modern care.

Plans will also be drawn up for a new facility on the western edge of the Foresterhill site, which will offer GP services as well as a dentist and a chemist.

The facility will become the new home of both the Elmbank Medical Practice and Westburn Medical Group.

Last night an NHS Grampian spokesman said: “We are very pleased to have Galliford Try, known locally as Morrison Construction, on board for these projects.

“A considerable amount of work has already been carried out by health staff and the practices, but it would be premature to speculate about start dates so early on.”

He added: “NHS Grampian is now completing approvals for the development of a new hospital and health centre in Forres. The development has been in the pipeline for many years and will provide much needed new facilities and improved services. An application has been lodged with Moray Council and, if approved, would enable us to determine when a start could be made.”

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Galliford Try wins £48.6m of health work

Posted on September 3, 2009. Filed under: LIFT, News stories, Providers | Tags: |

Contract Journal | By Neil Gerrard | 3 September 2009

Galliford Try has won several health contracts worth a total of £48.6m.

The three deals are:

Contracts for NHS Grampian under Framework Scotland to design and build three new healthcare centres worth a total of £22.3m in Forres, Moray and two Aberdeen based centres in Foresterhill and Whinhill.

Two contracts worth a total of £4.2m to refurbish additional wards at both the Royal Victoria Hospital and at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, following an existing contract to refurbish The Royal Victoria Infirmary for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Three LIFT contracts in Liverpool totalling £22.1m as part of the Liverpool & Sefton LIFT Health Partnership Framework.  These are the Garston NHS Treatment Centre, Speke Neighbourhood Health Centre and Oriel Drive Health Centre in Aintree.

Greg Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, said: “Galliford Try has a particularly strong track record in health projects where public expenditure continues. These contract awards reinforce our robust market position in this sector.”

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