The £47m project will see SMTS design, supply and install the structural timber frame and the closed panel external wall system.

The hospital will feature 140mm closed panels with 120mm 0.022 polyurethane insulation and roof trusses with 18mm plywood sarking. All internal partitions will be erected with 9mm OSB sheathing, with bathroom pods loaded in by SMTS.

The company is aiming for a U-value of 0.22W/m2K for the wall panels, 0.16W/m2K for the roofs and air tightness of 5.

"This is a major and important new facility for Ayrshire and the surrounding area and using timber systems in the build programme will mean the hospital will enter working use much sooner," said Alex Goodfellow, group managing director of SMTS.

"Offsite manufacture as a central part of the project will allow for a faster build process, much better energy performance and less waste produced both in the factory and onsite," he added.

The 23-week build schedule commences in November and is expected to be complete by May 2015. To speed up the construction further the site will be scaffold-free and the roof trusses will be constructed on the ground and hoisted into place by crane.