Golden Jubilee National Hospital MRI Suite

Client: Golden Jubilee National Hospital

Architect: Ryder

Quantity Surveyor: Aecom

Contract: SBCC With Quantities and Contractor Design Portions

Project Value £550,000.00

Project Timescale:  26 weeks

Dates: 30th May 2017 to 14th November 2017


MPMH undertook this project as a Principal Contractor, which consisted of the strip out of the full area in ground floor level, inclusive of walls, ceilings, M&E services.

This involved excavation of the existing slab to enable a new supporting ring beam and piling installation to support the 2 new MRI Scanners being installed. Construction of new lead partitions to form MRI Rooms, MRI Control Room. MPMH worked closely with GJNH client direct Siemens on the specialist setting out of the MRI Rooms. Each Room required “Mock Ups” to enable Siemens to manufacture the specialist internal linings.

We also created the Procedure and Interview Room, Equipment Rooms, changing areas and toilets and a Controlled waiting area. Install of full M&E services included new BMS system, which was linked to the main hospital system.





Manufacture and installation of purpose built cabinets and furniture for the reception area. Installation of new ceilings, floor coverings and decoration.  Installation of a new Bauder Roof covering to enable the new plant installation to be installed in the central core.

The project was carried out within a “live” hospital environment with interface with staff, members of the public and patients, whilst minimising noise levels from piling operations inside the hospital.


  • Implementation of HAI Scribe level 4 set up to area and manage and record this daily.
  • Installation of piling carried out over 3 weekends to minimise noise levels to end user.
  • Worked with Infection Control to ensure compliance of HAI Scribe requirements.
  • Identify key areas for access to the internal core roof above the new MRI Rooms for the new roof coverings. Setting up a separate access & egress strategy in conjunction with Infection Control.
  • Phased commissioning of services through the programme. This enabled GJNH Direct Contractor Siemens to commence the MRI Installation under our programme of work and hand over on the same date.
  • Accelerated programme to accommodate additional MRI Scanner installation within Contract Period.
  • Daily meetings with key stakeholders and staff to ensure works programme of works are maintained to each area.


MPMH approached the project with professionalism and adopted a proactive and collaborative working
relationship with the client team, design teams and specialist contractors to navigate issues as they arose and
ensure the successful conclusion of the project.
MPMH’s effective management of the works, and timely response to client requests, ensured the construction of a
state of the art, high quality facility for the Golden Jubilee National Hospital which was delivered on time and on
budget to the satisfaction of client team.
I would personally recommend MPMH and look forward to working with them on future projects.

Ariana Capaldi


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Throughout the project Bob demonstrated a high level of professionalism, diligence and approach to problem solving
that is rare to find in a site manager. He was always conscientious that the wards would house some of Scotland’s
sickest children upon completion and conducted himself accordingly, leading by example for the team he was
managing. His assistance on this project was exemplary.
With a 2-year programme on site, the scheme commenced prior to the impacts of Covid-19. When the construction
industry had to close due to the pandemic, this project was deemed essential NHS infrastructure by the Scottish
Government and it was requested that it should continue on site throughout. Bob rose to this challenge, leading on
the risk assessments and their implementation to allow the work to continue while ensuring the safety of the workers
on site as well as considering the impact on patients and staff accessing in the wider hospital during a time of crisis in
Scotland hospitals.
Numerous colleagues and our appointed consultants have commented on the level of service provided by Bob as well
as noting how friendly and personable he is to work with. I personally have enjoyed my time working alongside Bob
and look forward to working with him again on future projects.
James HuddlestonAssistant Head of Capital Planning
James Huddleston
On behalf of University of Strathclyde, I want to take this opportunity to thank you, Stephen, Ryan and the rest of the team for the fantastic effort in getting the Thomas Campbell residences work completed in time for the students occupying this in January. The transformation in such a short space of time is remarkable and what has been achieved is to be commended.
Throughout this challenging project there has been a real ‘can do’ attitude with various contractors and operatives and members of my own team, working together to ensure that the works got done in time and with minimum hassle. The end product is to a high standard of finish considering all the challenges that had to be overcome in what was a very tight deadline.
I am delighted with the outcome, and we look forward to continuing to work with you and the team on future projects in the forthcoming year.
Robert Kilpatrick Assistant Director Estates Development & Operations
Robert Kilpatrick
Bob was introduced as Site Manager at the pre-start meeting and was instrumental in delivering this challenging
project. It was set in the heart of a very sensitive environment (being the upper floor of an acute hospital) with
severely ill children of all ages in the surrounding areas. We would note this was truly one of the most complex
M&E healthcare installations that we have undertaken in more than 30 years of private practice. The brief and
project scope had several twists and turns, some of which had a significant bearing on the overall duration,
complexity and value.
Throughout the very often stressful project, which was all consuming for those involved at the frontline, Bob
managed to carry himself in a manner that belittled the complexity, stress and urgency that accompanied the
numerous issues that such a high profile project commanded on a daily basis.
He readily conveyed a confident and caring manner along with a depth of understanding on the issue at hand
that gave everyone around him the confidence that no matter the subject there would be a way through the issue
if we all worked together. His ability to keep a calm head in these often heated and politically charged situations,
is an admirable quality, which many would do well to copy.
By their very nature modern construction projects are not delivered by a single individual. Bob’s ability to manage
the varying personalities on a large site project team that often exceeded 60 staff throughout the Covid pandemic
was a key aspect to the successful delivery of the project. Although this is not a tangible piece of the project
itself it is nonetheless key to maintaining an efficient and motivated team who he knows how to oversee in order
to get the best out of them.
Stephen KerrWylieshanks Architects
Stephen Kerr

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