Sir Robert McAlpine has been named as the preconstruction partner for a £466m hospital in St Helier, Jersey.
The contractor will form a joint venture for the project, known as J3 Limited, with channel islanders Garenne Construction Group and FES Group.
J3 will sign a preconstruction service agreement with the States of Jersey for the scheme, which will be built on the site of the existing main hospital.
Work on the hospital is scheduled to commence by the end of 2018 and the JV intends to submit an outline planning application next month.
The preconstruction agreement for the new 50,000 sq m facility covers management of the design, costing the project, site logistics, setting up of the supply chain and resources.
J3 has also been tasked with ensuring modern methods of construction are used in the development.
Sir Robert McAlpine executive partner Hector McAlpine said: “This is a tremendously exciting project.
“The complementary skills and expertise the members of the J3 joint venture bring to this scheme, along with the collaborative ethos established to date, provide a great foundation for success.
“We look forward to building strong relationships with the States of Jersey and the local community as the scheme progresses.”
The channel island’s parliament gave political and financial approval to the project in December.