Full project details
As part of the Scottish Government’s £2bn investment in health infrastructure, the new Dumfries and Galloway hospital will transform healthcare in the region and provide patients with local, high quality acute facilities. The High Wood Health consortium (made up of Laing O’Rourke and Aberdeen Asset Management as joint equity partners) were selected in the spring of 2015, to construct a c.63,000m2 replacement hospital (designed by NBBJ and Ryder Architecture) to be located on farmland on the outskirts of Dumfries.
The hospital includes 344 beds, day case and inpatient surgical suites, an emergency care centre, ambulatory care centre, specialist oncology, maternity and paediatric facilities. Staff residences, a helipad and 980 parking spaces will also be provided. Maintenance will be managed by Serco over a 25 year concession period once operational in 2017.
Working closely with the local community
Construction also brought a range of social and economic benefits to the region, - with 66% of our workforce living within daily travel of the site. Through partnership with the local college, Laing O’Rourke helped them to restart their BTec level 3 construction technician course, by giving work placements to 75% of their course intake, while 40 apprenticeships were also created.