Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

We are working with NHS National Services Scotland to deliver improvements at Ninewells Hospital that will enhance the quality of healthcare available to the communities of Tayside and Fife

Procured via Framework Scotland 2, we’re delivering a number of capital projects across the Hospital site including:

  • Improving the new-born and infant care facilities through the refurbishment of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, including the removal of existing ceilings, fixtures and fittings as well as specialist mechanical, electrical & plumbing services.
  • The new Children’s Theatre suite involving the complete strip out of former laboratory areas to create the reception, In Patient, Pre-assessment, Ward and Theatre areas. The new facility features artwork throughout to stimulate children’s imagination and create a vibrant and welcoming environment for children, families, and staff. The Children’s Theatre Suite is supported by a four-storey steel, composite floor and clad plant room structure that also serves the Neonatal intensive Care unit and the primary electrical distribution equipment for the Zone 2 Electrical Infrastructure project.
  • Providing resilient electrical infrastructure to ensure that vital services remain uninterrupted. This involved the upgrade of the existing electrical infrastructure to meet current demands and future proof the Ninewells estate. Replacing a section of the circa 50-year-old roof and the installation of over 26,000 metres of cabling. We have successfully delivered phase 1 of the anticipated 11 phases, ensuring the electrical demand for the other capital projects is met and critical healthcare services remained uninterrupted.

Maintaining continuity of healthcare delivery

Working closely with the various departments within the hospital and our supply chain partners, we have successfully planned and delivered works in a manner that did not impact the ‘business as usual’ delivery of healthcare services. This included:

  • Coordination of the installation of approximately 279 individual cables totalling up to 26,000 metres in length. To do this safely, it was vital to examine the clinical function of each area, when the area was in use and the length of time installation would take. This enabled us to plan different cable routes across multiple floors of the hospital and work in a live hospital environment by combining nightshift, backshift, dayshift and weekend works.

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metres of cabling installed

  • A planned series of low voltage changeovers involving complete electrical shutdowns. The programming for these activities examined various essential aspects of hospital operations to ensure that all the works are carried out efficiently and effectively. We identified critical equipment, installed temporary power and carried out recalibration and re-use checks prior to clinical functions resuming. Again, a combination of night shift, backshift, dayshift and weekends were necessary to complete the works successfully.

Creating a positive, lasting legacy 

To give something back to the children and carers at Ninewells Hospital, we collaborated with NHS Tayside, our supply chain and design partners to create a new courtyard play area outside the children’s ward.

We also volunteered to create a new raceway for ride-on toy cars from lock-block, built a timber 'garage' to store the cars, installed a donated playhouse, renovated some of the existing furniture and structures, painted the walls, improved areas of landscaping and undertook general weeding, cleaning, jet washing and landscaping upgrades.

Alongside supporting Ninewells Hospital through volunteering works, we collected donations on site for local homeless charities and foodbanks and offered all secondary schools in Scotland the opportunity to complete a five-week virtual work experience programme.