Consortium will deliver a 10-year public building work programme
The Scottish Futures Trust has appointed Alliance Community Partnerships as the preferred bidder to deliver a £500 million infrastructure investment programme in the south west of Scotland.
The 'South West hub' programme, covering public building work in Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and Lanarkshire, is a 10-year programme to deliver “joint occupation” projects in health, education and regeneration.
The overall hub programme is valued at £1.4 billion over the next 10 years and will deliver facilities which can be shared between public sector bodies.
Alliance Community Partnerships is a consortium of firms comprising Equitix Holdings, Kier Project Investments, Galliford Try Investments and John Graham Holdings.
It beat rival shortlisted bids from Triarch, made up of Laing O’Rourke, Hochtief Concessions, Dawn Group and Currie Brown UK, and the WMS Partnership, comprising Morgan Sindall, Apollo Capital Projects, Community Solutions Investment Partners, Miller and Cyril Sweett.
Barry White, chief executive of the Scottish Futures Trust, said: "The appointment of Alliance Community Partnerships represents a significant milestone in the delivery of hub as it marks the last preferred bidder to be chosen across the whole of the hub programme."