Brookfield Multiplex consortium wins Edinburgh children’s hospital project

9 March 2014 (Last Updated March 9th, 2014 18:30)

NHS Lothian has selected a consortium to design, construct and maintain a new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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NHS Lothian has selected a consortium to design, construct and maintain a new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Integrated Health Solutions Lothian consortium, led by Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe, comprises HLMAD as architects, Bouygues E&S FM UK as facilities management services provider and Macquarie Capital as financial partner.

The new facility will be constructed on the site of car park B at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

A physical link will be created between the new facility and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at ground and first floor levels.

Brookfield Multiplex said the links will ensure clinical functionality and efficiencies, particularly between the emergency departments, theatres and critical care departments on site.

"It will build on the existing centre of excellence." 

Work is anticipated to commence this autumn, with the hospital planned to open in the summer of 2017.

The development will consolidate the services from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, which is currently based at the Western General Hospital, and the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service.

The project is the first acute hospital facility to be procured under the Scottish Government's non-profit distributing model.

NHS Lothian finance director Susan Goldsmith said that the development will be significant in shaping the future of care by bringing children's, maternity and adult services together on the same site.

"It will build on the existing centre of excellence, creating a major trauma centre and providing opportunities for sharing experience, expertise and research," Goldsmith said.


Image: The new facility will be constructed on the site of car park B at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Photo: courtesy of Brookfield Multiplex.