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Robertson Group in line for £150m East Central Hub

The Scottish Futures Trust is to name Robertson Group its preferred bidder for the £150 million East Central Hub, Construction News understands.

Robertson – part of the Amber Blue consortium with International Public Partnerships and Forth Holdingssaw off competition from a shortlist including Carillion and a Cyril Sweett and Miller JV to bag the prestigious 10-year deal.

In all nine bids were registered for the job.

Under the deal, Robertson will help deliver around £150 million of community infrastructure projects, including health and education work.

Public authorities eligible within the East central hub area include Angus Council, Central Fire & Rescue, Central Scotland Police, Clackmannanshire Council, Dundee City Council, Falkirk Council, Fife Council, Fife Fire & Rescue, Fife Constabulary, NHS Fife, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Tayside, Perth & Kinross Council, Stirling Council, Tayside Fire & Rescue, Tayside Police and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The first projects in the hub include:

·        Brechin High School

·        Harris Academy, Dundee

·        Bridge of Earn Health Centre

·        A dental facility in Angus

·        Stirling Community Hospital

·        A Child and Adolescent Mental Health facility to be delivered by the North of Scotland Planning Group.

East Central is the third of five hubs to be let by the Scottish Futures Trust.

Miller and Cyril Sweett are currently working on the £435m Northern hub and a Galliford Try led consortium was named on the £300m South-east hub last year.

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