HUB EAST CENTRAL SCOTLAND DELIVERING £500M NEW COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE
Communities across Perthshire, Tayside, Forth Valley and Fife are benefitting from over £500 million of new infrastructure projects delivered by hub East Central Scotland.Across the region over £140 million of infrastructure is now open, including new schools, social housing projects, health and care facilities. Projects to the value of £142 million are under construction and a further £208 million of work is in development. Last year, hub East Central Scotland supported 13,000 jobs, 5,587 of which were local residents. Around half (49%) of the new project work is undertaken by local business and in the last year hub has doubled its targeted employment and skills outcomes in the region. Public bodies in the area benefit from a unique strategic development fund established by hub to enable early strategic work to transform initial concepts into real projects. This fund has provided over £1.6 million to kick start community projects which might otherwise never have reached development. Ian Mullen, Chairman, hub East Central Scotland said: “This has been a record year for the delivery of new community infrastructure as our teams continue to deliver high quality buildings designed to meet the needs of the communities they serve. “That forward momentum will continue with over £200 million of projects in development, many of which will break ground this year. We continue to work closely with our public sector Participants to support and enable new projects that will bring significant long term benefits to communities across the regions. “With half of our construction projects being awarded to SME’s we are protecting and sustaining thousands of local jobs.” hub East Central Scotland is a public/private partnership established to create a long term development programme for the creation and delivery of high quality community facilities and services at best value.