Caledonian Economics would like to congratulate NHS Orkney, Robertson Capital Projects and the project team on reaching financial close and signing the contracts for the New Orkney Hospital and Healthcare Facility.
With colleagues from QMPF we have been working with NHS Orkney for several years to support the business case and subsequent procurement under a variant of the Scottish PPP/NPD model.
The new Rural General Hospital will have 49 inpatient beds covering acute, cancer & palliative care, maternity and rehabilitation and will host a variety of services including two GP Practices, Dental and support services. When it opens in 2019 it will provide a state of the art modern building which will enhance the services staff can offer, utilising technology and the improved facilities.
More details here: http://www.ohb.scot.nhs.uk/new-hospital-and-healthcare-facilities
This continues Caledonian Economics’ long association with Orkney, having previously supported Orkney Islands Council on the procurement of the new Kirkwall Grammar School and Theatre, Pickaquoy Leisure Pool and Stromness Primary School, using a unique variant of the PPP structure.
Infradeals published their 2016 and Global PPP and Infrastructure advisor league tables in January.
With 11 signed deals at a value of $453 million, Caledonian Economics ranked first Financial Advisers to the public sector side of social infrastructure deals.
West Lothian Council’s procurement of the new West Calder High School from hub South East reached Financial Close today, 14 December 2016.
This is the eleventh such Financial Close using the Scottish hub/DBFM PPP financing model that Caledonian Economics has advised on this year.
The new high school building has been designed to meet modern access requirements and support inclusion of pupils with additional learning needs in line with the ‘presumption of mainstream’.
The new location will enable greater community access to the very high standard of facilities, particularly physical education facilities for community use outwith core school hours.
We would like to congratulate NHS Grampian on achieving Financial Close (on 5 December 2016) with hub North Scotland Ltd on the project to build new health centres in Inverurie and Foresterhill (Aberdeen) using the hub/DBFM/PPP structure.
The total construction cost of around £22 million will be funded by institutional debt from Aviva, and subordinated debt from Currie & Brown Equitix, Galliford Try Investments, NHS Grampian, the Scottish Government and the Hub Charitable Foundation.
We advised NHS Grampian throughout the procurement up to and including financial close. Our responsibilities included assessing the financial submissions from the private sector partner, confirming levels of private sector returns, margins and fees, payment mechanism calibration, and support of commercial negotiations.
The Foresterhill Health Centre is being built within the site of Aberdeen General Hospital, adjacent to the Anchor Cancer Care Centre. It proximity will allow excellent liaison between Primary care and specialist services.
Inverurie Health Centre is home to the largest single General Practitioner practice in Scotland with around 21,000 registered patients, projected to rise to 30,000 by 2021. The new health centre will be a major improvement on the existing facility. At around 3,500 square metres, it will have space to incorporate community health services such as dental and community maternity provision. There will also be an energy centre as part of the development.
Contracts were exchanged yesterday between Aberdeen City Council and hub North Scotland for the construction of a new £45 million 1400 pupil school to service the south of the city. This is being delivered under the Scottish hub/DBFM/PPP commercial structure.
We have supported the council throughout the project’s development, first in 2013 by helping develop the Educational Benefit Statement which underpinned the decision to create a new school by closing and merging Torry Academy and Kincorth Academy, and more recently as the Council’s financial advisers.
In this latter role we advised the Council throughout the procurement, testing and analysing the financial model, checking it was consistent with the technical solution and the central government funding offer, and ensuring it was fully optimised and delivering value for money across a range of inflation scenarios.
This continues a long relationship with the Council. We advised on the procurement of the ‘3Rs’ schools PPP from 2004 onwards, and in 2011 we assessed options for educational provision in the north western part of the city.
Working with Castalia Strategic Advisers and with support from the Inter-American Development Bank we advised the Government of Uruguay and Corporación Nacional para el Desarrollo (CND) on the development of financial and technical aspects of the Uruguayan early years education PPP programme. This will create up to 60 kindergartens and family support centres to support the national poverty reduction and social inclusion policy.
Our responsibilities included project financial modelling, international best practice studies and the development of bespoke technical documentation which drew on our extensive experience of PPP transactions and implementation.
We have been selected as preferred bidder, alongside partners in Istanbul, Ankara and Warsaw, to assist the Government of Turkey and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development with the design and implementation of the Ministry of Health Monitoring Unit for the national Healthcare PPP programme.
This is the largest Healthcare PPP programme in the world and will deliver at least 14 new hospitals with over 26,000 beds.
Working with LPS, we delivered a half day seminar and web broadcast to around seventy representatives from Latvian municipalities and local government bodies. The Webinar described the Scottish experience of PPP, its evolution to meet the particular social aspirations of the nation, and its relevance to other states of similar size and latitude.
West Dunbartonshire Council’s new 1000 pupil Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School reached financial close on Thursday 31 March 2016. The new school will be built and serviced by Hub West Scotland under a 25 year hub/DBFM/PPP contract.
We were West Dunbartonshire Council’s financial advisers on the project, advising on contract negotiations, financial model analysis and payment mechanism calibration.
We recently undertook a review of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s payment mechanism monitoring procedures for their Schools PPP programme.
Our work involved recalculating a sample of applicable deductions and a broader assessment of how their procedures worked in practice, noting any areas for improvement. We identified a number of potential efficiencies for the Council as a result of this review.