GRAHAM earns selection to £650m NHS Scotland framework

GRAHAM earns selection to £650m NHS Scotland framework image

GRAHAM has been appointed by Health Facilities Scotland to Frameworks Scotland 3 – a next generation framework that will help “futureproof” healthcare facilities in Scotland.

We have been named as one of six Principal Supply Chain Partners (PSCPs) to deliver new build, refurbishment and backlog maintenance projects across NHS Scotland’s estate.

As a PSCP, we will offer a “one stop shop” service for NHS Trusts, working with our existing, integrated supply chain partners to design, plan and construct new build and refurbishment projects that will serve to alleviate some of the “immense pressure” facing the NHS.

The Frameworks Scotland 3 model is estimated to deliver £650m worth of publicly funded health and social care construction projects over its five-year duration.

Building on success

It builds on the success of Frameworks Scotland 2, which has realised projects with a total value of £630m including our £161m Baird Family Hospital and ANCHOR Centre project in Aberdeen.

Construction began in November 2020 following a four-year collaborative design and planning process with NHS Grampian. It is the largest project to be procured through the Health Facilities Scotland Framework.

Commenting on our selection to Frameworks Scotland 3, GRAHAM Regional Director – Building North, Chris MacLeod, said:

“It is a tremendous privilege to have earned our place on Frameworks Scotland 3, and we are looking forward to building on the relationships and partnerships that we have already developed as a trusted healthcare contractor in Scotland. This latest FS3 model is an ambitious programme that will ensure publicly funded health and social care construction projects are delivered to the very highest standards at every stage of the journey, from planning to design and construction. In collaboration with our proven supply chain partners, we will apply our healthcare expertise and technical competency to help shape the future of healthcare in Scotland, and to modernise patient care and facilities that will enhance provision for decades to come.”


A PSCP may be engaged to undertake a variety of duties including service strategies, estate strategies, business planning, developing the brief, design development and construction works. In addition to the construction phase of a project, a PSCP can be appointed at various stages in the capital project planning process from the Initial Agreement stage through to the Full Business Case stage.

Confirming the calibre of the six PSCPs appointed to Frameworks Scotland 3, Gordon James, Director of Health Facilities Scotland, said:

“Our NHS is under immense pressure due to the current pandemic, and the need for future-proof healthcare facilities is paramount. Frameworks Scotland 3 provides our customers with peace-of-mind, knowing we have a team of leading construction firms vetted and eager to support new build and refurbishment projects.
“Our team has an in-depth knowledge of the framework and provide a wide range of technical and professional advice to client project teams throughout Scotland. Following our success with the recent NHS Louisa Jordan development we are looking forward to progressing a range of exciting and meaningful projects across NHS Scotland.”

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