A Brookfield Multiplex-led consortium has been named preferred bidder to build the proposed new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh.
NHS Lothian has appointed Integrated Health Solutions Lothian , which is a consortium comprising Brookfield Multiplex, architect HLM, investor Macquarie Capital Group, and Bouygues E&S FM UK, to deliver the scheme. The consortium will design, build and maintain the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site.
The project is the first acute hospital facility to be procured under the Scottish Government’s Non Profit Distributing model and will be delivered as a standalone new build on the existing site of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The new building at Little France will also provide new facilities for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, which will move from the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
Lorraine Robertson, Associate Director Scotland, and Project Director at HLM, said:
“We are delighted to have been chosen for such an exciting project. This is a significant development that will help shape the future of care by bringing together children, maternity and adult services all on one site.”
Construction work is expected to start in late 2014, with the hospital becoming operational in the summer of 2017.