Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: major capital projects progress update - March 2022

This progress update relates to projects with a capital value of £5 million or more which are at the outline business case (or equivalent) approved stage or beyond and mainly comprises projects included at Annex D of our Infrastructure Investment Plan published in February 2021.

Summary of changes note

This note summarises key points and changes within the report since the September 2021 progress update.

Projects no longer included within the report.

The following projects were reported as being completed or operational within the last progress update and are therefore now no longer included:

  • Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP)
  • Stirling Dunblane Alloa Rail Electrification (SDA)
  • Highland Main Line Phase 2

Projects included within report for first time.

  • NHS Tayside - Ninewells Electrical Infrastructure Zone 3
  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran - National Treatment Centre - Ayrshire & Arran

Notable events relating to major projects within the report since last update.

  • Reston and East Linton Rail Stations – Reston Station become operational in May 2022. The new fully accessible station will improve access to rail services in the Scottish Borders and allow connectivity options to local public transport services, active travel provision and 70 park and ride car parking spaces, including over 20 electric vehicle charging stations
  • A92/A96 Haudagain Junction Improvement – The project opened to traffic in May 2022. It will deliver benefits for the local community and road users by reducing congestion, improving journey time reliability as well as providing a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Barrhead Rail Enhancement - The corridor scheme which will pass through East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire to the south of Glasgow, commenced construction in April 2022. It will support passenger and freight services and will be used as a key diversionary route for cross-border services
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde North East Hub - The new North East Hub in Parkhead commenced construction in March 2022 and will be Scotland’s first working net zero carbon health and social care facility. The new health and care centre is the largest primary care development ever committed to by NHS GG&C
  • NHS Highland Redesign of Services for Skye, Lochalsh & South West Ross - The new Broadford Hospital in Skye which forms the main element of project, became operational in March 2022. The new health facility has 24-beds, a midwife-led community maternity unit, a minor injuries unit, a dental surgery, x-ray and ultrasound facilities
  • Levenmouth Rail Link - The rail link project in Fife commenced construction earlier this year and moved a step closer to the reintroduction of passenger services for first time in more than fifty years. Two new fully accessible stations will also be constructed at Cameron Bridge and Leven
  • NHS Fife Elective Orthopaedic Centre - An important milestone was reached in the construction of the new centre in Kirkcaldy with a topping-out ceremony in February 2022 marking completion of the highest point of build. The new centre is the largest capital project that NHS Fife has undertaken since 2012
  • A77 Maybole Bypass - The project opened to traffic in January 2022 and the new 5km road will improve road safety and air quality in the town while offering more reliable journey times on the A77. The A77 provides a key strategic direct link between Glasgow and Cairnryan
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Clydebank Health & Care Centre - The project completed in December 2021 and will improve primary care services by giving the people of Clydebank access to the most up-to-date, high quality healthcare facilities. The centre will also be the central base for community health teams



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