Build Scotland Construction Directory
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
12/08/2009

Construction Begins At Emergency Care Centre

Construction News Image
Robertson Construction Group has begun work on one of the biggest ever health developments in the north east.

The new £110m emergency care centre at Foresterhill in Aberdeen will be a significant milestone in NHS Grampian's ambitious plans for the Foresterhill campus over the next 20 years.

The centre is being built in the heart of Foresterhill - next to the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital and the existing A&E department.

It will integrate acute medical assessment with A&E and out-of-hours services, replacing more than 40% of the existing inpatient facilities at the hospital and benefiting around 70,000 patients a year.

Robertson Construction Group will deliver the centre as part of the RD Health consortium which was formed exclusively to work in partnership with the NHS in Scotland within Frameworks Scotland, a new flexible partnering approach to the procurement of publicly funded construction work.

-- Advertisement --
NorthernAsbestosServicesLtd

Robertson has significant experience in delivering healthcare projects throughout Scotland and north-east England including development of the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, Gartnavel Royal Hospital in Glasgow, St George's Park Hospital, Morpeth and the Aberdeen Dental Centre.

Robertson executive chairman, Bill Robertson, said: "It is very pleasing that we can join our client NHS Grampian to mark the start of works to develop this centre which will modernise the provision of acute healthcare services for the local area.

"Robertson has extensive experience in delivering projects across the Scottish healthcare estate and we very much look forward to working closely with our client and partners to successfully deliver this major healthcare project for the area."

David Cameron, Chairman of NHS Grampian, said: "The centre will provide a better experience for patients who need emergency and urgent care services, resulting in quicker treatment, and better co-ordination of services.

"Staff will enjoy a better working environment with modern facilities delivering care in innovative and creative ways."

RD Health, through its two principal members, Robertson Construction Group and Dawn Construction Group, has extensive links with the NHS in Scotland and is able to demonstrate considerable expertise in the design, construction and maintenance of both acute and primary care NHS developments throughout the Scottish healthcare estate. The Principal Supply Chain Partner is managed by Robertson Capital Projects.

(GK/BMcC)

Latest Construction News

24/11/2020

Clark Contracts has completed the construction of two new modern office pavilions at Clyde Gateway's successful Rutherglen Links Business Park. Two and Three Rutherglen Links, which are part of just a handful of speculative office developments being built in Scotland and the UK regionally, are now
24/11/2020

A move to increase the use of home-grown timber in UK construction could lead to a major boost for Scotland's economy and the industry's environmental impact. A consortium of partners – comprising of Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) Centre for Offsit
24/11/2020

The Scottish government have announced a new £35 million five-year programme to make it easier for planners to work together and for members of the public to get involved in creating and shaping their places. The new data and technology system, to begin development in early 2021, will provide a sin
24/11/2020

SSE Renewables and their joint venture partner Equinor have agreed the 15-year offtake Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), which will allow for the first two phases of the world's largest offshore wind farm, the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Separate PPAs for a total of 2.4GW across both Dogger Bank W
24/11/2020

The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has called for stakeholders from across the industry to come together to tackle the widespread problem of plant operators failing drug and alcohol tests without any impact on their competence cards. Currently, if a plant operator fails a drug or alcohol
24/11/2020

A section of the multi-million pound flood protection scheme at Stonehaven is likely to face a significant delay - potentially to late 2022 or early 2023 - as a result of revisions to the design and construction phases, Aberdeenshire Council have announced. At this time the exact programme implicat
24/11/2020

Ogilvie Construction have completed the construction of a new classroom block for Stewart's Melville College in Edinburgh. The project consisted of the construction of a new two storey classroom block with a gross internal floor area of 1,832 m2. The block incorporates 4 classrooms, meeting rooms,
24/11/2020

A new 19-person Expert Panel is to be established by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) as part of its commitments to the households, businesses and communities it serves. The new Expert Panel will provide strategic oversight of new and existing commitments and ensure that each are e
24/11/2020

Edinburgh-based 7N Architects have said that they are "thrilled" to have reached the 'International Shortlist' of Network Rail's station design competition. Welcoming the news, 7N said: "We are thrilled to be shortlisted in the international design competition to Re-Imagine UK Railway Stations for
24/11/2020

Clackmannanshire Council have launched a public consultation on the future of the former Glentana Mill site in Alva. The online consultation, which opens on 25 November and is run by the Council in partnership with Architecture and Design Scotland, seeks to gather views on potential uses for the si
Scot Hoist LtdClarus Site SolutionsMorris & Spottiswood LtdSibbald Training LtdScot Hoist LtdM J Harrison Supplies LtdSafe Access (Highland) Ltd.RDA Consulting LtdStewarts Building Services LtdThe Human Touch Scaffolding Co Ltd
Terms and Conditions