hub North Scotland sees busy start to 2014
Posted on February 03, 2014
A new £1.8m dental facility, which is set to offer dentistry and therapy services to the people of Fraserburgh, has become one of the first NHS Grampian health projects delivered through hub North Scotland.
The Faithlie development is located on the Fraserburgh Hospital site in Aberdeenshire and will provide both NHS and private dentistry services. A visiting specialist service for children and patients with learning disabilities will also be available.
The contemporary 495 sq metre building, which has 15 rooms in total and photovoltaic panels incorporated into the design, was built by Morrison Construction in partnership with hub North Scotland and financed through NHS Grampian capital funding.
The opening is the latest in a national programme of community-based infrastructure to have come to fruition via hub North Scotland, with the organisation formally handing over the Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village to NHS Grampian late last year.
The hub model features a network of regional organisations tasked with increasing the speed in delivering community infrastructure procurements as well as reducing the cost of those projects. It is led by the Scottish Futures Trust.
Angus Macfarlane, chief executive of hub North Scotland, said: “The Faithlie Dental Centre is the first of a number of projects that will achieve completion in the first half of the year and is again another very good example of the excellent work being done in the health care sector.
“hub North Scotland will continue to place a focus upon vital community facilities throughout the region and I’m certain that this building will be warmly received by the people of Fraserburgh and the surrounding area.
“With a number of community-based projects already at various stages of development, this handover and subsequent opening heralds a positive start to 2014."
Mike Bruce, regional director for Morrison Construction, said: “We’re tremendously proud to have played our part in delivering this new dental facility for the community in Fraserburgh and I’m sure it will be well used by local people.
“It’s particularly special for us as we were able to use our local supply chain partners for the entire project with the exception of the specialist dental fit out. A key principle of the Morrison approach, which aligns with the hub ethos, is to manage community projects using local vision, skills and endeavour.”