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SFT begins procurement of £143m hub initiative

The Scottish Futures Trust has begun procurement of its third hub initiative, which covers public sector building work across East Central Scotland and will be worth an initial £143 million over 10 years.

The East Central Territory hub will benefit Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth & Kinross and Stirling Council areas, and has a potential project pipeline of work worth more than £450 million over the next 20 years.

Work will be delivered by forming a hubCo partnership between public sector bodies and a contractor.

Among the participants committed to work within the territory are Angus Council, Central Fire & Rescue, Central Scotland Police, Dundee City Council, Falkirk Council, Fife Council, Fife Fire & Rescue, NHS Fife, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Tayside, Perth & Kinross Council, Stirling Council, Tayside Fire & Rescue, Tayside Police and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Initial potential projects in East Central hub include:

  • Brechin High School
  • Harris Academy, Dundee
  • Bridge of Earn Health Centre
  • A dental facility in Angus
  • Stirling Community Hospital
  • The Speirs Centre in Alloa

A bidders’ event will be held on 20 October at the Falkirk Stadium and firms have until 19 November to submit pre-qualification questionnaires.