Kier bags three NHS contracts for mental healthcare facilities

KIER Construction Scotland has been appointed to take forward a trio of projects for specialist mental healthcare facilities.

The contractor has secured a £6 million refurbishment programme at Royal Cornhill Hospital in Aberdeen and Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.

Kier has also been appointed to develop the designs for a £4.8 million extension and refurbishment programme for the existing facility at Rowanbank Clinic, part of Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow, as well as design, build and commission a £3.7 million 12-bed National Secure Inpatient Service (NSAIS) in Irvine.

Kier is currently delivering a number of healthcare projects across Scotland, including a new elective care facility at the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank; carrying out backlog maintenance work and refurbishments with NHS Grampian at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for NHS Highland and at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock and Glasgow Royal Infirmary for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Brian McQuade, managing director for Kier Construction Scotland said, “Kier has a leading reputation of delivering first-class facilities in the health sector. These latest wins demonstrate significant investment in the area of mental health by Scottish Government and we look forward to working closely with NHS Grampian, Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Ayrshire & Arran to deliver these enhanced facilities.

“Not only will these excellent new amenities benefit the patients, they will also lead to job creation and training opportunities, helping to support both the local and Scottish economies.”

Judith McLenan, business manager, NHS Grampian Mental Health & Learning Disability Services added, “This is the largest project the service has undertaken since the Clerkseat Building opened at Royal Cornhill Hospital approximately thirty years ago.

“The project will significantly improve and modernise the physical environment. It involves a major refurbishment of the building, the installation of newer, safer specialist ligature-reduction and anti-barricade mental health fittings and fixtures and improvement in the lines of sight for patient/staff accessibility and enhancement of clinical observation in practice.”