Project: Stratheden Hospital – Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit
Client: NHS Fife
PSCP: GRAHAM Construction
PSC Project Manager: Turner & Townsend
PSC Cost Advisor: Gardiner & Theobald
Value £4.4m
Delivery Model: Frameworks Scotland 2
Completion Date:
GRAHAM is currently constructing a new Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit (IPCU) at Stratheden Hospital, Cupar, which will provide safe and effective healthcare for vulnerable patients in an appropriate and therapeutic environment.

Facilities will include a minimum of eight en-suite single bedrooms, space for therapeutic and rehabilitative activities, a communal lounge and dining accommodation, visiting and staff areas, consulting/meeting rooms and a secure external space.

Key features will include simple, elegant, robust exteriors which will define the entrance and provide a gentle and discrete focal point within a wider landscape. The entrance courtyard will naturally lead into the building, then into inner garden courts, with the main courtyard fringed with outdoor transition space.

Integrated technologies will include Bio-dynamic lighting, staff attack and nurse call systems, access control and CCTV – a building designed around intelligent, energy efficiency and renewable energy mechanisms.

All major structural works are now complete, along with the main storm and sewerage connections. In terms of building envelope, the steel frame system is complete with Scotlarch cladding and facing block work installation underway. GRAHAM anticipates that the roofing works will reach completion in November 2015, thus allowing the internal fit-out and mechanical and electrical works to commence. Installation of all windows, doors and curtain walling commenced in October and have a completion date of pre-Christmas for this element.