The project is the redevelopment of the Royal Infirmary in Dumfries and Galloway, worth in the region of £100 million.

The Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary Hospital will include a 200-bed ward and 23 modern ambulatory care and outpatient facilities, as well as improved intensive care, emergency care and support accommodation. It will be the first in Scotland to feature 100% single-bed accommodation.

Frameworks Scotland runs for four years and is worth around £600 million. Five contractors have been appointed and BAM was pleased to be selected with the highest score.

David Slack, BAM Construction’s Health Director, said,

‘I’m very proud that BAM is now one of only three UK contractors who are part of all three UK health frameworks. Our appointment to redevelop Royal Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary brings our awarded projects under all three schemes to around one billion pounds.’

The first four schemes have now been allocated under the new framework, worth a total of around £250 million. BAM is actively engaged with P21 in England (upon which Frameworks Scotland is modelled) and Designed for Life: Building for Wales.

BAM is currently expecting to commence construction in April 2010 and to complete in April 2013. The architects are Nightingale Associates; Tribal is the health planning consultant and Turner and Townsend are project managers.