Highest point reached in £33m NHS Fife build

A topping out ceremony has been held at the site of Fife’s new £33 million elective orthopaedic centre to mark the completion of the highest point.

Work first commenced on the build in March 2021, with Glasgow-based GRAHAM delivering the facility which will host three operating theatres, supporting inpatient ward and associated outpatient facilities.

The frame of the building has now been completed and work continues to clad the exterior to make it watertight and enable the interior fittings and first-fix electrical works to commence.

It is the largest capital project that NHS Fife has undertaken since the opening of the new wing of Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital in 2012 and it remains on course for completion later this year.

Project director for the orthopaedic centre, Ben Johnston, said, “We continue to make fantastic progress on the new centre and I’m really pleased to see us reach this important milestone in the project. The topping out of the build marks the stage where can begin to really ramp up our efforts on the interior of the building.

“Although the interior works are in their earliest stages, already we can see areas really taking shape and I remain very confident that, when completed later this year, the facility will provide state-of-the-art environment for our orthopaedic team to deliver an excellent standard of care for patients in Fife.”