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Galliford Try's Morrison Construction arm seals financial close on £45.2m Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Galliford Try’s Scottish subsidiary Morrison Construction has reached financial close on a £45.2m contract for the first phase of the redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Galliford Try will invest £2.2m in the project. It will also provide hard facilities maintenance and lifecycle management over 25 years in a contract worth around £18.5m.

Morrison has already begun construction work at the hospital.

The contractor will build a new 15,500 sq m specialist mental health facility on the western edge of the hospital’s Morningside campus, while a new national brain injuries unit will also be developed to replace the existing Robert Fergusson Unit.

Morrison was named preferred bidder for the project in July 2013.

Galliford Try executive chairman Greg Fitzgerald said:  “Our relationship with Hub South East Scotland Limited is an important element of our Morrison Construction business in Scotland and we are pleased to be selected for this significant health project for NHS Lothian. 

“We look forward to successfully delivering this project for our client and wider stakeholders, and in turn provide the local community with an enhanced built environment and improved facilities.”

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