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Morgan Sindall JV awarded Bury, Tameside & Glossop NHS LIFT

Morgan Sindall plc as part of Community Solutions for Primary Care (CSPC), a joint venture between Morgan Sindall Investments and Barclays European Infrastructure Fund, has achieved financial close on the Bury, Tameside & Glossop NHS LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) project to build and develop a network of community health and social care facilities over the next 20 years. The new purpose-built centres for the Bury, Tameside and Glossop areas, are part of a new wave of ‘super surgeries’ opening up for NHS patients across the country under NHS LIFT public private partnerships.

Together with Bury Primary Care Trust, Tameside & Glossop Primary Care Trust and Partnerships for Health, CSPC has formed a public private partnership company called Bury, Tameside & Glossop Community Solutions Limited (BTGCS). BTGCS has signed a 20-year strategic partnering agreement to build and maintain a network of new health and social care premises in the Bury, Tameside & Glossop areas.

Bluestone, Morgan Sindall’s construction business, will design and build the first wave of two facilities in Ashton and Radcliffe with construction due to start immediately and will sign a framework agreement for future centres which is expected to be worth approximately £65 million over an initial five-year period.

CSPC currently has similar long-term partnering agreements with four NHS LIFT projects in Barnsley, Doncaster, South East Hampshire and Camden and Islington where Bluestone is also the construction partner.

“The award of this framework – our fifth NHS LIFT scheme so far – not only strengthens our position as a leading player in the delivery of these new super surgeries, but also demonstrates our commitment to growing our business in the UK’s health sector,” says Paul Smith, Morgan Sindall’s group chief executive.