Contract signed for Skye & Aviemore community hospitals
Posted on July 04, 2019
NHS Highland agrees £40 million deal for new facilities
NHS Highland has signed a £40 million contract with hub North Scotland to deliver two new community hospitals for Badenoch & Strathspey and Skye, Lochalsh & South West Ross.
The agreement follows Scottish Government approval of the full business case and planning approval for both projects.
A turf cutting ceremony has already taken place to mark the start of work in Aviemore on the Badenoch & Strathspey facility and work is expected to begin later this summer at Broadford on the Skye development.
The main contractor for both sites is Balfour Beatty and the hospitals have been designed by architects Oberlanders and Rural Design. The mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractor will be Rybka and the civil and structural engineers are Waterman.
Michael Padzinski, chief executive of hub North Scotland, said: "A lot of hard work has been carried out by all the stakeholders to reach this crucial stage. "We are now looking forward to working together to deliver two top-class health facilities, which will bring huge benefits to these communities."