£5.75m contract

Muir to re-build nursing home at Gullane

Muirfield nursing homeRandolph Hill Nursing Homes Group has appointed Fife-based Muir Construction to re-build and expand its Muirfield nursing home in Gullane.

The £5.75m contract will be carried out in two phases with work on the first one, beginning immediately and expected to take 12 months to complete, focused on creating the facility’s main building.

Muirfield’s existing residents, who are currently being accommodated in a period stone building on the site, will then be moved into the newly built section of the home.

The second phase of the project, which is expected to be completed in around eight months, will then begin with further construction around the façade of home’s existing building on Gullane’s Main Street. This will be joined to the phase one section of the build, completing the facility.

Work on the project, which is supported with financing from HSBC, began last year with the demolition of the neighbouring Bissets Hotel, acquired to enable the extension of the existing Muirfield site. Design and engineering work as well as site surveys have also been carried out since that time.

Edinburgh-based Randolph Hill will invest around £8m on the overall project which will expand the facility, creating 60 high specification rooms with en suite facilities, providing residents with a quality care experience.

The company, which owns and operates six nursing homes across central and east Scotland, initially acquired Muirfield in 2008 with the aim of the re-developing it to bring it up to the standard of their other sites.

Founded in 1985, Randolph Hill provides residential nursing care for 340 residents and employs over 500 members of staff. The company recently secured a £26m finance package from HSBC to help fund the redevelopment in Gullane and support its wider growth plans.

Peter McCormick, managing Director of Randolph Hill, said: “The redevelopment plans for Muirfield will transform the home and really benefit its residents with premium quality facilities and rooms which are much larger compared to typical nursing home standards.

“The project is also good news for local economy, securing the long term employment for our 50 existing staff members and creating an additional 30 jobs on the site.”

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