NHS Lothian has announced its construction partner in a major milestone for the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Jackie Sansbury, Director of Strategic Planning, NHS Lothian, said:

“I am delighted to be able to announce this significant milestone in our journey to create a new world-class hospital for children and young people. NHS Lothian had a difficult choice to make and all of the five principal supply chain partners shortlisted made major efforts to respond appropriately to the needs and wishes of our patients and their families. We are confident that BAM Construction Ltd will help us deliver a landmark hospital to match the excellence of the services we aspire to provide.”

Ken McAlpine, Director of BAM Construction in Scotland, 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. It is BAM’s ambition not simply to deliver world-class health facilities, but to do so considerately and in a way that involves and respects the community. It also is a unique opportunity to enhance the company’s healthcare presence.”

The new hospital is part of NHS Lothian’s ten year spending plans, which will see near- £1bn investment in new hospitals, health centres and infrastructure by March 2019.

BAM Construction Ltd will be working to a design brief compiled by NHS Lothian with extensive help from children, young people and families who have received care at the existing Victorian building.

BAM Construction Ltd will be the lead contractor on the project, responsible for co-ordinating the architects, engineers and other partner companies involved in such large-scale public works.