Project: Emergency Care Centre
Client: NHS Grampian
PSCP: Robertson Dawn Health
PSC Cost Advisor: Gardiner & Theobald
Value: £110m
Delivery Model: Frameworks Scotland
Completion Date: Oct 2012

Robertson Dawn Health completed the largest project to proceed under Frameworks Scotland in October 2012, the new NHS Grampian Emergency Care Centre, which was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen on 1st October 2013. Work began on the £111m complex, now officially known as The Matthew Hay Building, in July 2009. The building was completed on time and on budget, with patients being received into the facility from December 2012 onwards.

The centre offers a streamlined emergency service, with minor injury clinic and G-Med out-of-hours service based there. The Matthew Hay Building is also home to cardiology, oncology, haematology, medical specialties, renal medicine, respiratory medicine, digestive disorders, geriatric assessment and the medical high dependency unit.

The new building features:

  • 10 floors containing more than 1,450 rooms.
  • Enough plasterboard to clad the Empire State Building
  • Sufficient floor coverings to cover seven football pitches
  • 500 miles of wiring, 8000 light fittings, 878 sinks and more than 1400 soap dispensers!

“… I have never worked on a building project that has been as successful as the one involving Robertson Construction and ourselves…”

Richard Carey,
Chief Executive, NHS Grampian