The Scottish government has now approved the full business case by and financial close for the project has been reached.
The new six-storey building will bring together services from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service from the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
Construction work adjacent to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh had been expected to start in autumn 2014 but will now finally start over the course of the next few weeks. Completion is scheduled for autumn 2017.
The project is the first acute hospital facility to be procured under the Scottish government’s non profit distributing (NPD) model.
The Integrated Health Solutions Lothian consortium is delivering the project, led by Macquarie Capital, with Brookfield Multiplex as design and build contractor and Bouygues E&S as facilities management provider.
IHS Lothian was named preferred bidder in March 2014 (see previous report here) and planning permission was granted by the City of Edinburgh Council in August 2014.