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Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £32m contract to build a new, world-class ophthalmology and orthopaedic health facility in Inverness on behalf of NHS Highland.
The contract will see the contractor construct a 8,305sq m unit housing 24 inpatient rooms, five operating theatres, clinics, and outpatient departments.
In addition, the company will build minor operation and procedure rooms, consulting rooms, a café, a children’s play area, and office support rooms.
The new facility will provide elective orthopaedic surgery and full ophthalmology services to surrounding communities, helping to reduce the waiting times for patients across the Highlands.
Hector Macaulay, regional managing director of Balfour Beatty’s UK construction services business in Scotland & Ireland, said: “This contract award is testament to our expertise and experience in delivering high-quality, complex hospital facilities, having most recently lead the delivery of the landmark NHS Louisa Jordan hospital as part of our efforts to tackle COVID-19, and we are currently delivering two new community hospitals in Aviemore and Broadford.”
Early works on the project started last summer, with completion expected in 2022.