GRAHAM Construction

Value: £50m

NEC3 contracts/options used: Option C

Start-finish dates: Q4 2014 - Q4 2018

Main project team members: GRAHAM Construction NHS Lanarkshire NHS Highland Health Facilities Scotland

Scope and significance of project:

GRAHAM Construction continues its award winning work within the strategically important and innovative Health Facilities Scotland 2 framework. Appointed in 2013 to the 6 year programme of works, GRAHAM is currently delivering Design, Build and Construction projects for a number of NHS Health Boards across Scotland, that include NHS Highland and NHS Lanarkshire.

Routinely working in live, acute hospital environments, GRAHAM’s collaborative approach from early pre-construction stage is central to ensuring business continuity, the absolute safety of patients, staff and visitors, as well as the delivery of a high standard of clinical accommodation with improved infection prevention and control. Engaging with both NHS Highland and NHS Highland on very similar multiphase critical service upgrade works to their r Intensive Care and Operating facilities our National Healthcare Delivery Team is driving innovation, value and efficiency across the NHS Estate, using the NEC suite of contracts.

Please detail how you demonstrated collaboration on your project:

Building on GRAHAM Constructions highly commended achievement at the 2015 NEC3 awards, they have continued to develop the process of mutual trust and collaboration across a number of their projects utilising NEC3 contract procedures. This has been a great benefit to both GRAHAM and their clients, no more so that through their involvement with both NHS Lanarkshire (NHSL) and NHS Highland (NHSH) where GRAHAM Construction have embraced clause 10.1 of the NEC3 contract and offered both NHS boards a unique and high level of expertise ensuring shared learning, collaboration and value for money across two multiphase redevelopment projects within a live hospital environment at Monklands Hospital in Lanarkshire and Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

Currently, NHSL and GRAHAM have commenced the construction of a twelve Phase project, with the construction of the new Intensive Care Unit, whereas NHSH and GRAHAM are developing proposals for a new seven phase critical service upgrade to their existing operating theatres. As Principal Contractor on both projects GRAHAM Construction have been able to bring both projects teams together in the spirit of collaboration (10.1) to ensure a number of benefits are delivered for both NHSL and NHSH. These benefits include; Design Team - The consistent use of the same design team in both projects has allowed benefits in programme efficiency and knowledge sharing. Clinical Core Teams – Through the involvement of the GRAHAM team and both clinical teams at each hospital. GRAHAM have been able to facilitate collaboration day workshops between both parties, closely linked to NEC3 10.1 and BS:11000, that has allowed standardisation of construction detailing and ultimate benefit to the NHS estate in Scotland through long term maintenance criteria. Business Continuity – Through lesson learned workshops and collaboration workshops a multi-phasing strategy has been addressed for both projects ensuring that business continuity of the surrounding hospital environment is not compromised by the ongoing works. New Innovations – Whilst this collaborative approach has allowed for standardisation of construction detailing it has also allowed both teams to identify, review and select the most up to date modern medical equipment that will serve both projects. This in turn has allowed GRAHAM to deliver buying efficiencies to both clients. Virtual Reality – Through the engagement and collaboration of both project teams GRAHAM Construction have been able to develop a Virtual Reality Theatre space utilising the latest video technology that has allowed the clinical user groups to get sense of what the ultimately completed works will look like and identify and areas that may ned changed through the early design phases.

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