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Morgan Ashurst named preferred bidder for £100 million Tayside hospital PPP

Morgan Sindall's construction business Morgan Ashurst has been named preferred bidder for the £100 million Tayside Acute Adult Mental Health Developments PPP.

Working jointly for Taycare, a joint venture between Morgan Sindall Investments and Robertson Capital Projects (RCP), on behalf of NHS Tayside and the North of Scotland Planning Group, Morgan Ashurst will provide new mental healthcare facilities at Murray Royal Hospital in Perth and Stracathro Hospital in Angus.

The inpatient facilities provided will be for NHS Tayside General Adult Psychiatry, Psychiatry of Old Age, Low Secure Care Services and the new Medium Secure Service. In total, 183 bed spaces will be created at Murray Royal Hospital, with an additional 52 at Stracathro Hospital.

Work at both hospitals begins in early 2010 with both facilities set to be opened in early 2012.

Photo: An artist's impression of the new facilities.