Work has started on the first project in Scotland’s £1 billion hub programme.
The £5.7 million Drumbrae Library and Community hub in Edinburgh is being built by a consortium called Space comprising Galliford Try, Davis Langdon and Fulcrum Infrastructure Group.
It kicks off initial hub projects in the South-east of the country for the consortium worth £70m.
Projects to come include the £9m Firrhill Health and Social Care Centre, the £4 million Gullane surgery and day care centre, the North-west Edinburgh Partnership Centre worth £35m, the £10m Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre and the £6m Blackburn Partnership Centre.
Under the hub programme, Space will partner with public sector organisations including two NHS Trusts, Edinburgh City Council and public works delivery Quango, The Scottish Futures Trust, to deliver an estimated £300m worth of projects in the Edinburgh and borders area.
Scotland is split into five territories for the benefit of the hub programme.
The South-east Hub work was won by space, Hub North, which includes an estimated £435m worth of work over the next 10 years, has selected Alba Community Partnerships, made up of a consortium of Miller and Cyril Sweett as its preferred bidde, hub East Central is now in procurement and hub West will shortly begin the partner selection process. hub South West is to expected to go into procurement in mid-May 2011.