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BAM wins £150m Edinburgh hospital job

BAM Construction has won the £150 million design-and-build contract for Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

The contractor saw off competition from Laing O’Rourke, Interserve, Morrison’s and Robertson Dawn Health to scoop the deal.

Architectural planning work is already underway for the hospital, which will be built at Little France, linked to but separate from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Construction will be funded by a mixture of NHS Lothian, Scottish Government and charitable contributions.

The hospital will be almost twice the size of the existing Victorian hospital, and will care for more children and young people, with the upper age limit for patients moving from 13 to 16, and in some cases 18.

Bam Construction in Scotland director Ken McAlpine said: “This is an ambitious and creative project that will literally transform lives.

“There are very few projects of this scale and nature, not just in the UK but across the world. We are as excited about it as we are honoured to be involved.”