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Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Esh Border Construction has recently enforced its sector specific specialist capabilities with a host of healthcare projects.

The Livingston-based firm has delivered a number of builds for key clients totalling around £13m over the last three.

Across each site, Esh Border Construction has aligned the meticulous standards expected of public sector healthcare facilities with dynamic design, modern construction techniques and energy efficient methods.

The works include the complete build of a new medical centre and ambulance crew base in Galashiels.

This £1.8m project saw Esh Border Construction transform the site – a former Borders ambulance base – into a purpose-built health centre accommodating GPs, health visitors and district nurses for NHS Borders.

It included the construction of consulting rooms, ambulance crew rooms and numerous facilities associated with a modern health centre.

Esh Border Construction also delivered an extensive £1m refurbishment and extension of the Eyemouth Health Centre.

The project involved stripping back the existing health centre and day hospital before reconstructing to extend both. The works were undertaken at a live site which was still being utilised by patients and adhered to strict infection control standards whilst maintaining access.

The firm also undertook the £2m construction of a new complex care facility for Mid-Lothian Council in Penicuik, which included site works, drainage and landscaping.

Regional Managing Director of Esh Border Construction, Simon Phillips said:


“It is vital when undertaking healthcare projects to deliver exactly what is required to a meticulously high standard - our clients and the public rightly expect nothing less from us.

“Careful planning and preparation is put in by our teams in full consultation with the client, with project commencement representing the culmination of a huge amount of partnership work.

“We take great pride in producing a final outcome which is indicative of a modern health care facility whilst maintaining the highest standards, ease of use and access for the general public.”

Esh Border Construction are also appointed to the minor works framework with six NHS Boards including NHS Lothian where Esh Border Construction has a legacy of delivering healthcare projects, going back to an extensive calendar of complex works at St John’s Hospital in Livingston in 2014. This included operations in the burns unit, labour ward, special care baby unit, Macmillan Cancer Research Centre, MRI facility and garden.




Notes to Editors

  1. Esh Construction delivers an extensive range of services including Property and Facilities Management, Civil Engineering, and Property Refurbishment and Build for the affordable housing sector and wider public and private sectors.
  2. In the year to the end of December 2015, Esh Group delivered a turnover of £275m and profit before tax of £8.6m.
  3. Esh Group provides construction and construction-related services to both public and clients. It directly employs over 1,200 people with substantial operations in an area from Central Scotland to Northern England from local offices in Central Scotland, Scottish Borders, Northumberland, Cumbria, County Durham and Yorkshire. Services delivered include brownfield remediation, civil engineering, design and build, refurbishment, fencing, landscaping, plumbing, facilities services, social housing, private housing and commercial development.
  4. ESH Construction consists of:

Esh Border Construction                     construction services in Scotland, Cumbria, North West England

Esh Property Services                         social housing new build and regeneration

Esh Facilities                                        comprehensive buildings maintenance services

Lumsden & Carroll Civil Engineering  ground works and civil engineering

Esh Build                                              commercial new build


DEVELOPMENT BUSINESSES: Esh Developments, Dunelm Homes, Esh Acorn Homes



Bartram Walker                                   mechanical + plumbing installation + maintenance

Remedios                                            innovative diagnosis brownfield remediation services

Deerness Fencing + Landscaping     landscaping, fencing manufacture + installation

Green Energies                                   energy saving, heat + power

Esh Training Solutions                          employment + construction related skills training

Mechplant                                          operated + non-operated plant hire

Stephen Easten Specialist Building    historic buildings restoration


ESH CHARITABLE TRUST                       support for communities, education and young people funded through Esh Group resources