Maggie's centre back on track

Work on the new Forth Valley Maggie's centre has restarted.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 11:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 12:48 pm
Workers at the Maggie's Centre the day before the building company folded Picture: Michael Gillen

Last month, it was put on hold after the company building the new facility went into administration.

A question mark was hanging over when the development would be completed when The Dunne Group ceased trading.

But today the Maggie’s charity announced work had restarted on the project in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.

The new builder is the Sir Robert McAlpine group.

It is hoped that the centre, which will provide support and advice for cancer sufferers and their families, will open later this year.

A spokesperson said: “Maggie’s is delighted to announce that we have appointed Sir Robert McAlpine to complete work on our new centre at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, taking over from Dunne Group who went into administration last month.

“Thanks to the swift transfer to Sir Robert McAlpine we anticipate any delays to the completion of the project to be kept to a minimum and look forward to seeing Maggie’s Forth Valley opening its doors to welcome people with cancer, as well as their family and friends, across the Forth Valley area later this year.”