21 / 06 / 2010

Morgan Sindall, the construction, infrastructure and design business of the Morgan Sindall Group, has been awarded the design and build contract for the £95.4 million Tayside Acute Adult Mental Health Developments scheme in Scotland.

Working jointly for sister company Morgan Sindall Investments Limited and Robertson Capital Projects, on behalf of NHS Tayside and the North of Scotland Planning Group, Morgan Sindall will design and build new mental healthcare facilities at Murray Royal Hospital in Perth and Stracathro Hospital in Angus. Design and project management consultancy Morgan Sindall Professional Services is the sustainability and BREEAM consultant for the construction project. The scheme has a total development value of £120 million.

The inpatient facilities provided will be for NHS Tayside General Adult Psychiatry, Psychiatry of Old Age, Low Secure Care Services and a new regional Medium Secure Service located in Perth for the North of Scotland Planning Group. In total, 183 bed spaces will be created at Murray Royal Hospital, with an additional 52 at Stracathro Hospital.

Work at Stracathro Hospital in Angus will complete in September 2011 and at Murray Royal Hospital in April 2013.

“We are very pleased the scheme has reached financial close and we have been chosen to deliver these major healthcare projects,” says Paul Smith, chief executive of Morgan Sindall Group plc. “This appointment recognises our expertise in the design and delivery of high-value, complex facilities, particularly PPP and PFI hospitals.

“This contract demonstrates how the combined skills of the new Morgan Sindall construction and infrastructure division, supported by Morgan Sindall Investments, enables us to provide state-of-the-art facilities. It also enhances our position as one of the leading construction groups in the health sector.”