NG Bailey’s engineering division has secured a £15m contract to support the ongoing expansion of the NHS Golden Jubilee in Clydebank, Scotland
During 2020, the company delivered the mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations (MEP) for phase one of the expansion, a new six-theatre eye centre which began receiving patients in November 2020.
The new expansion will enable the NHS Golden Jubilee to carry out thousands of additional hip and knee replacements and other orthopaedic procedures, as well as significantly expanding diagnostic testing and general surgery.
The new three-storey development will include theatre suites, orthopaedic amenities, outpatient and pre-operative spaces, a surgical admissions and recovery unit, a central sterilising and processing department, and a new endoscopy unit.
Modern methods of construction (MMC) are being used across the project and many of the service installations, including heavy-duty service modules, plant room skids, and plant room frames.
The building will also feature a range of energy-saving measures including high-efficiency heating, cooling, and ventilation systems, presence-controlled lighting systems, and a heat recovery system serving the operating theatres.
‘Bringing further enhancements to patient care in the region’
Patrick Morrison, healthcare sector director at NG Bailey, said: “We are delighted to be working with Kier again to deliver this important project which brings further enhancements to patient care in the region.
“We have extensive experience delivering healthcare projects across the UK, working in live hospital sites where maintaining on-going patient services is vital.
“We’ve designed our solutions to embrace modern methods of construction as this accelerates the delivery of our programme, reduces the carbon impact of the works, and minimises disruption by reducing the number of deliveries required.”
Chris Wilson, senior project manager at Kier, added: “Following the successful completion of the Phase 1 expansion project, it was an easy choice for Kier to build on the collaborative partnership formed with NG Bailey during these works and continue to utilise their expertise for the Phase 2 works.”
Work on the second phase of the National Treatment Centre is already underway and is expected to be completed by June 2023.