MUIR Construction has won a £5.75 million contract to re-build and expand the Muirfield nursing home in Gullane, owned by Randolph Hill Nursing Homes Group.

The contract will be carried out in two phases with work on the first 12 month phase beginning immediately. This will focus on creating the facility’s main building. A second eight-month phase includes 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.

Edinburgh-based Randolph Hill will invest around £8m on the overall project after securing 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 Nursing Homes Group said: “We’re delighted to be working with Muir Construction, which has been appointed after a competitive tender process amongst other reputable east of Scotland-based contractors. Muir is a long-established and respected firm with a great track record in building care homes and other challenging projects of this scale.