The Project

Procured through Frameworks Scotland 2, the Surgical Centre will provide a range of first-class facilities, including theatre suits, a surgical admissions and recovery unit (SARU), central sterilising and processing department facilities, endoscopy unit, orthopaedic amenities, outpatient, and preoperative spaces.  

The project is due to complete in Summer 2023 and will support the existing hospital to provide over 9,400 new outpatient consultations, more than 4,400 pre-operative assessments and over 13,900 other procedures.  

Kier is utilising modern methods of construction (MMC) throughout the build of this surgical centre, including a hybrid pre-cast concrete frame and facade, cast in service support systems, and pre-manufactured riser and corridor service modules. 

The Approach

The MMC approach at Golden Jubilee consists of the use of a HybriDFMA frame system. The frame consists of precast and steel ‘kit of parts’ approach with 612 no. engineered structural components and clad using 177 no. brick façade panels complete with preinstalled windows and louvres C/W structural screeding works.  

The use of the HybriDFMA frame system has resulted in a three-month programme saving compared to a traditional in-situ methods and a very high-quality product. 

Through the use of the HybriDFMA frame system we were able to achieve water tightness quickly, plus the use of premanufactured MEP meant that the momentum could be maintained and we could ‘chase the gain’.  

Kier’s use of MMC has significantly reduced the disruption to the local community through reductions in onsite operative hours, vehicle movements and site deliveries minimising noise, dust, and waste. The use of cast-in halfen channels also eliminated the need for operatives to drill into concrete avoiding the dust, vibration, and noise hazards.  

The Result

Golden Jubilee highlights the important role MMC plays in delivering healthcare projects more quickly and efficiently with better outcomes.

Currently, the results show an onsite programme saving of three months, a 60% workforce reduction and 75% less vehicle movements. From commencement to completion of the superstructure and façade there was an average of only 31 operatives on site. Despite the works being classified as a high-risk activity, owing to the specialist nature and high level of training and competence of the workforce, the 22-week erection period passed with no safety incidents or infringements.  

As part of Kier’s commitment to leaving a lasting legacy in the areas in which it works, at least 65% of its supply chain come from a 30-mile radius of the Hospital. Kier are also providing a range of opportunities to the local community including at least ten apprenticeships, work placements, job opportunities and career talks at schools.

NHS Golden Jubilee Surgical Centre, Clydebank
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