NHS Lothian has selected Brookfield Multiplex’s consortium to design, build and maintain the new £150m Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh.
The Integrated Health Solutions Lothian consortium comprises Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe, as main contractor, HLMAD as architects, Macquarie Capital Group providing finance and Bouygues E&S FM UK proving facilities management services on completion.
Construction work at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site is expected to start in autumn 2014, with the new hospital becoming operational in the summer of 2017. The new facility will be constructed on the site of car park B at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
The project will see services from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, currently based at the Western General Hospital, and the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service from the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, brought together into the new facility.
NHS Lothian finance director Susan Goldsmith said: “The selection of a preferred bidder follows an extensive and thorough evaluation process. The development will prove significant in shaping the future of care by bringing children’s, maternity and adult services together on the same site.”
The project is the first acute hospital facility to be procured under the Scottish government’s non profit distributing (NPD) model and the NHS Lothian team has been working with Scottish Futures Trust and the Scottish Government to prepare for the procurement process.