Miller selected for 200 million PFI school program in Scotland

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Miller selected for 200 million PFI school program in Scotland

Miller Construction has been selected as preferred partner to deliver a £200 million programme of new schools across the North of Scotland. The pipeline of projects will be delivered through hub North Scotland.

The projects include: Wick Community Campus, Wick North Primary School and Inverness Royal Academy for The Highland Council; Alford Community Campus for Aberdeenshire Council; Anderson High School and halls of residence for the Shetland Islands Council; plus a number of other school projects that are currently at the early stages of development.

In addition to design and construction, Miller will also provide facilities management and lifecycle services at Wick Community Campus and is in line to bid to provide its full end-to-end estates services for the other school projects.

Financial close is expected on all the contracts within the next 18 months.

To date hub North Scotland has reached financial close on seven projects that will deliver better local services across the North of Scotland. Miller is currently on-site delivering Aberdeen Community Health Care Village and community health centres at Forres, Woodside and Tain. Miller is providing design, construction, facilities management and lifecycle services for these new health care facilities.

Chris Webster, Chief Executive, Miller Construction, said:
"We are delighted to have been selected as preferred partner on these education projects for hub North Scotland and to build on the success of the health projects we are currently delivering. We look forward to reaching financial close on these projects and to delivering these new schools that will serve their communities for many years to come."
hub North Scotland was the second territory in Scotland to be established with an estimated project pipeline of £435 million to be delivered over the next 10 years. Projects will be delivered through a joint venture company known as hub North Scotland Limited formed between the public and the private sectors.Angus Macfarlane, Chief Executive of hub North Scotland, said:
"We are looking forward to overseeing this range of exciting and innovative projects that will be of great benefit to the education sector across the north of Scotland.

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