In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government wanted to convert the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in to a temporary hospital that would provide the NHS with additional capacity. This was of national importance and time critical, requiring an agile response that would also comply with all social distancing measures.
Appointed under Frameworks Scotland 2, Kier and three other contractors united and worked collaboratively with NHS National Services Scotland, Scottish Government, the British Army and others, to convert the events space in to a hospital that provided 1000 beds.
Following our appointment on the Friday, the weekend was spent planning, resourcing and briefing teams, with works starting the following Tuesday.
To ensure the programme remained on track, the programme was reviewed continually with more than usual project milestones included. With daily briefings, the collaborative approach meant decisions were made collectively and swiftly, problems were resolved together, and actions put in to practice immediately.
At the peak of construction, over 550 contractors were on site safely carrying out works. Over 23,000 square metres of flooring was laid, and 135,000 metres of cabling installed for lighting and power sockets.
BIM360 was utilised on the project which meant all aspects of construction could be assessed in real time, with any issues flagged via an app that would be resolved by the responsible contractor there and then, which minimised the need for any follow-up defects work.
In just 20 days the SEC was converted in to a national facility catering for 1000 patients. Scottish Government always said they hoped it would not be used, but it was essential to have it ready in case it was.
NHS Louisa Jordan and the other temporary hospitals are also set to bring about longer-term changes, with the consideration of flexibility and repurposing central to the construction of new hospital buildings.
" It has taken just under three weeks to design, construct and mobilise NHS Louisa Jordan. This has only been possible thanks to all of our contractors working around the clock to make sure we are ready to support the NHS in Scotland. Because of your efforts, we now have a safe, effective and high-quality environment which stands ready for patients if required. On behalf of the entire NHS team, I would like to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you to Kier for their involvement and remarkable contribution to the delivery of our hospital. "Chief Executive NHS Louisa Jordan
Redevelopment of 25 & 37 Greenwood Place to provide a new 3,600m2 resource and community services centre run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. As part of Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme (CIP) it forms a hub for all services that was previously spread across the borough.
Fit-out of a new, purpose-built development in Barnsley for use by NHS Blood and Transplant as a specialist research, storage, and logistics facility for the wider NHS, replacing facilities in Sheffield and Leeds to ensure efficiencies and improve services.
Our North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH) project was a £53.6 million re-development comprising of 5 separate projects including units for Strokes, HIV, Women’s & Children’s Services, retained estates, infrastructure and external works. We treated each unit as an individual project with its own project team.
Kier successfully delivered a programme of 23 projects across two strategic Trusts estates which included MRI, Renal, Pathology, Laminar flow Theatre, Theatre Recovery, Paediatric assessment, A & E, Wards A,B,C & D, Chemotherapy, Catering, Fire Protection Works & Orthodontics.
The redevelopment of Wexham Park Hospital Women’s Services consisted of the remodelling of the Maternity and Gynaecology Facilities. This forming brand new, state of the art facilities for Slough and the surrounding areas.
Creating a purpose-built facility for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Perinatal Services. Providing support for adolescents, pregnant women, and women with a babies up to one year old who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
Developing a new build Integrated Urgent Care Centre over two storeys at Rotherham Hospital, with refurbished and extended level B areas for new Fractures, Majors, Resuscitation and RAT departments.
Construction and fit-out of a concrete-framed, two-storey PET-MRI facility at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, a joint project for the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Refurbishment of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital’s Q Floor from ward space into four new orthopaedic theatres, recovery area, staff changing, support stores and additional ancillary areas, located on the 14th floor of the hospital
Providing class-leading medium secure mental health facilities in Liverpool, this 123 bed mental illness and learning disabilities medium secure facility was procured through P21+. It is split across eight wards with supporting accommodation, on the Maghull Health Park.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust appointed Kier through the P22 Framework to deliver a brand-new centre to Heartlands Hospital. The exciting project will bring world-class facilities and house a wide range of health services, caring for circa half-a-million patients each year.
Atherleigh Park has set the standard for the design of adult inpatient mental health accommodation, providing a healthy, therapeutic environment for residents that promotes their physical and mental wellbeing.
The Mitford Unit Adult Autism Unit provides high-quality accommodation for adults with autistic spectrum disorders in a calming, therapeutic and safe environment that has incorporated design best practice from around the world.
Converting the University of West England conference centre into a temporary hospital in just 20 days, providing increased capacity for the NHS following the outbreak of COVID-19.
The RAN (Radio Access Network) is the technology used in the UK to allow mobile phones to transmit and receive data and voice services. Ericsson are a leading provider of RAN access to many of the UK’s mobile networks and in 2013, we were appointed by Ericsson to maintain its RAN assets to keep the UK’s 4G and 5G networks live and operational
Our Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) iMRI project involved the construction of a three-storey building, adjacent to their existing theatres in the centre of their site, for a new iMRI suite and rehabilitation gym. The new MRI scanner was integrated into the new operating theatre to create a seamless brain imaging process during surgeries.