NHS Highland has awarded Balfour Beatty a contract for two projects in Caithness. As the primary supply chain partner and managing contractor for the Lochaber and Caithness hospital redesign projects, Balfour will lead the design and construction of a new hospital in Fort William and the refurbishment of Caithness General Hospital in Wick. The combined cost of the two projects will exceed £160 million.
The Caithness General project is part of a larger plan by NHS Highland to modernise adult health and social care services in Caithness over the next seven years, reports Construction Journal.
“I am delighted that Balfour Beatty has been selected to design and deliver the Lochaber and Caithness General Hospital redesign projects,” said Hector MacAulay, managing director of Balfour Beatty Scotland.” We look forward to building on our successful collaborative working relationship with NHS Highland and providing first-rate healthcare to the communities of Lochaber and Caithness.”
Louise Alcott, NHS Highland’s senior officer for hospital upgrades, stated, “We have a successful track record of working with Balfour Beatty, and this appointment strengthens this relationship.” We look forward to collaborating with Balfour Beatty and local communities in the coming years to deliver innovative, long-term health and social care facilities in Lochaber and Caithness.”