Scottish NHS Trust seeks contractors for £500m hospital

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A Scottish NHS Trust has begun searching for a plan and transportation spouse for a caller £500m hospital.

The Monklands Hospital replacement task volition spot an wholly caller installation regenerate the existing University Hospital Monklands, which, according to NHS Lanarkshire, has exceeded its plan life. The caller installation successful Wester Moffat adjacent Airdrie, aims to conscionable net-zero c standards.

The net-zero imaginativeness was archetypal unveiled successful November 2021, arsenic portion of the COP26 clime acme successful Glasgow. When built it volition beryllium the archetypal infirmary successful Scotland to person been designed from the outset to afloat conscionable net-zero clime goals.

The existent infirmary was said to airs “many operational and fiscal challenges”, and had been earmarked to beryllium replaced since 2016, erstwhile the spot announced that it was looking into either overhauling the gathering oregon constructing a caller facility.

The declaration announcement states that the spot whitethorn effect successful “at least” 4 abstracted contracts, which could beryllium won by a azygous contractor oregon aggregate firms.

The contracts are expected to see a pre-construction work agreement, covering the plan of the caller hospital, an precocious works declaration for enabling works, a main gathering declaration and a attraction contract.

The declaration announcement mentioned further works, which could beryllium rolled into the caller infirmary scheme.

It stated: “It is imaginable that enactment required to the East Airdrie Link Road could beryllium undertaken by NHS Lanarkshire; if so, this enactment would besides beryllium carried retired by the contractor, either arsenic portion of the works nether the gathering declaration for the main MRP works oregon nether a abstracted contract.”

Procurement is outlined arsenic pursuing a competitory dialog process with a two-stage design-and-build programme. The spot is expected to shortlist 3 contractors who volition beryllium invited to the adjacent signifier of procurement.

The announcement states that bidders indispensable person a minimum turnover of £1bn per twelvemonth to suffice for the caller infirmary scheme. Once awarded, the declaration volition tally from December 2022 until May 2031. The deadline for funny parties to tender is 13 June.

The caller Scottish infirmary declaration comes aft an inquiry into enactment carried retired astatine hospitals successful Glasgow and Edinburgh restarted past week.

The inquiry, which was paused successful November 2021, is being chaired by Lord Brodie QC. It volition analyse issues astatine the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) successful Glasgow, and some the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP) and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCN) successful Edinburgh.

Safety concerns astir the functioning of the QEUH prompted the inquiry, which was launched successful August 2020.