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09Aug91 UK: JOHN LAING WINS TWO CONTRACTS WORTH £130M.

John Laing has scooped contracts for work on a medical complex in Scotland and an exhibition hall in the Midlands.Work will start next month on the £180 million medical complex at Clydebank, near Glasgow, for Health Care International, an American private health company.Laing's construction contract is understood to be worth more than £80 million.The medical centre will be built on 19 ha in Clydebank's enterprise zone.It will comprise an intensive care hospital, beds for 260 patients, therapeutic facilities, a postgraduate education centre and a hotal for patients' relatives.Laing is also expecting written confirmation that it has won the £50 million design-and-build contact for the hall 10 extension at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.Laing has beaten off competition from second-placed RM Douglas. Amec and Cementation were also shortlisted.Work will begin next month.