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NI builder Graham Construction boosted by £134m health centres deal

Co Down firm Graham Construction has won a contract to build two new health centres in Scotland in a £134m project.

The Hillsborough-based firm has won the deal from NHS Grampian in Aberdeen. It's the latest project in Britain for Graham, one of Northern Ireland's most successful building firms.

The new Baird Family Hospital will bring together all services at the existing Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and breast and gynaecology services from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI).

The new Anchor Centre will include day-patient and out-patient oncology and haematology services, relocating from ARI.

Graham's regional director, Gary Holmes, said: "We are privileged to be working with NHS Grampian and its stakeholders in the development of the Foresterhill Health Campus and in equipping it to offer the highest quality of care to the region for years to come."

In October Graham announced it had secured a deal for building work worth £150m from Barnet Council in London.

Graham Construction has annual turnover of around £508m and employs 1,900 people.

The firm's latest project announcement comes as a survey shows that UK construction activity hit a nine-month high in November.

But the Markit/CIPS UK Construction purchasing managers index said building costs have soared due to the weaker pound.

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