Derelict site in Livingston set for multi-million-pound nursing home

An artist impression of part of the new Livingston home. Image: Contributed
An artist impression of part of the new Livingston home. Image: Contributed
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A 60-bedroom nursing home is to be built in West Lothian following the appointment of a contractor.

Randolph Hill Nursing Homes Group said it had hired Fife-based Muir Construction to build the facility in Livingston.

Work is due to begin toward the end of this month and is expected to be completed by February 2021. Randolph Hill is investing £9 million in the development which will become the group’s seventh nursing home.

The company currently cares for more than 350 residents and employs hundred of members of staff at sites across east and central Scotland.

Peter McCormick, managing director of Randolph Hill Nursing Homes Group, which was founded in 1985, said: “Our investment in this new Livingston site will help fill a gap in the current care home offering in West Lothian and bring new jobs into the local community.

“It will also enhance a long-derelict site in the town and benefit the community. We look forward to working with Muir.”

He added: "Having recently worked with the firm on our refurbishment and extension of Muirfield in Gullane, we have first-hand experience of Muir’s ability to manage challenging projects and deliver the high standards."

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