The North hubCo joint venture between Miller and Cyril Sweet will deliver the work over the next ten years after the company was officially formed today.
The first four schemes due to start shortly are at:
• Aberdeen Health Village (£21m)
• Forres Health Centre (£8m)
• Tain Replacement Health Centre (£6m)
• Woodside Medical Group (£6m).
The hub initiative is based on a single-point-of-delivery model where the role of the private sector development partner can encompass all stages of development from strategic planning through to project delivery, funding and facilities management via an integrated supply chain.
Gerry Donald, NHS Grampian and Chair, Northern Territory hub Programme Board, said: “This is the next step in our combined efforts delivering millions of pounds of community facility projects for the Northern Territory.
“hubCo will provide the catalyst for the 17 public sector agencies working jointly together in the North area to deliver projects that will demonstrate efficiencies and better value for money.”
Joint venture spokesman Mark Baxter said: “The hubCo delivery is important not only for the local communities which the facilities will serve, but also for the Northern Territory economy.
“We have and continue to establish contacts with local businesses that we anticipate will be able to contribute at all levels in the delivery of these facilities.
Currently over 100 local businesses have been identified as suitable providers to the programme, either as consultants, suppliers, manufacturers or indeed part of the build team.”