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Miller/Cyril Sweett scoops £435m Northern Hub deal

A joint venture of Miller and Cyril Sweett Investments has won the £435 million deal to deliver projects through the Northern Hub of the Scottish Futures Trust.

Alba Community Partnerships will form a hub company with the broad range of public bodies that make up the northern territory, including Aberdeen City Council and the Highland and Islands Fire and Rescue Services.

The hubco will carry out capital projects for these authorities for a 10-year period, with the first project expected to start on site in 2011.

Miller Construction chief executive Chris Webster said the win would generate a “substantial amount of work” for the company.

“This type of framework is an excellent place to be.  We are very keen to establish good solid programs of work in the public and private sectors but the real emphasis is long term work and you don’t get a better client that the public sector.”

The SFT’s hub initiative is planned to deliver more than £1 billion of new community infrastructure across Scotland though five contracts.

The northern hub is the second of the five to be awarded and Webster said the company would continue to target the programme.