Further boost for new Lothian hospital

Property experts Davis Langdon is now taking on the role of providing project management services to the NHS team planning the new hospital.

The new Royal Hospital for Sick Children is set to open in late 2012 at its new site, next to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France.

This will be the fifth new home for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children since it was founded in 1860.

Jackie Sansbury, NHS Lothian’s director of strategic planning, said:


“The appointment of Davis Langdon will see our new hospital benefit from their development expertise and ensure we get the best possible deal for our patients from the partners we will appoint to design and build the new hospital.
“This is another visible sign of the rapid progress that is being made in realising our vision of creating a truly world class hospital for children and young people.”


Ken Fraser, Partner, Davis Langdon, said:
“We are all extremely excited about being part of the team who will deliver this important facility.”


The expertise of Davis Langdon will supplement the skills of the existing NHS team planning the new hospital.
NHS Lothian is currently in the process of interviewing potential construction partners who will design and build the facility.
NHS Lothian and the Scottish Government are committing £125m towards the new hospital, which will replace the current Victorian building in Edinburgh’s Sciennes area. The remaining budget will be provided by a number of charity partners, including the New Pyjamas Campaign.
The successful bidder will be announced later this year.