Meet our principal contractors
In February 2021, leading infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty was awarded the contract to construct the 8,305 square-metre National Treatment Centre.
With expertise and experience in delivering high-quality, complex hospital facilities, Balfour Beatty is set to deliver a world-class National Treatment Centre that will be open to patients in April 2023.
So far over 547 people have been inducted onto the NTC site to contribute to the construction of the building. As the principal contractor, Balfour Beatty is working with the local supply chain and designers to progress the build while creating local jobs including several work experience placements.
About Balfour Beatty:
Founded in Scotland in 1909, Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group that finance, develop, build and maintain innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins daily life, supports communities and enables economic growth.
In the Highland region, in addition to the delivery of the National Treatment Centre for NHS Highland in Inverness, Balfour Beatty is currently working on the Cairngorm Funicular Railway reinstatement project (HIE) and have recently completed a number of local projects including Inverness Airport Drainage Works, Badenoch & Strathspey Community Health Facility and the Broadford Hospital hub in the North of Scotland.
Balfour Beatty is a member of the 5% club which promotes recruitment of young people into apprentice, graduate and trainee roles. In 2021, it was awarded Large Apprentice Employer of the Year at the Skills Development Scotland apprenticeship awards.
Currently Balfour Beatty operate across the UK, USA and Honk Kong under the name Gammon Construction with around 26,000 employees worldwide driving the transformation of the construction industry to meet the challenges of the Future.
"The works are now at the early fit-out stage internally in all areas. Internal walls are being constructed and services installation is well underway. The building focus at this time is on the five theatres and the residential bedrooms. Final finishes such as fixtures, fittings and decoration will be taking place in the coming months along with extensive commissioning and validation of the complex services systems.
The bronze external wall cladding is now around 50% complete and is scheduled for completion by May 2022."
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Throughout construction Balfour Beatty has been supporting local secondary school, Charleston Academy in Inverness, through their DEC! Programme (Design, Engineer, Construct), providing Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications through Class of Your Own. DEC! aims to inspire and provides real life opportunities for young people who are interested in a career in construction and the built environment through the industry links. Balfour Beatty have supported the classes with lesson plans, expert talks, site visits and much more throughout its time working with the school. Visit https://designengineerconstruct.com/ to find out more.
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