Raigmore Hospital, Inverness


The project involved the upgrade of the critical care services at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. The upgrade brings all critical care services adjacent to each other over two floors including the Acute Medical Assessment Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Surgical High Dependency Unit, CCU, Cardiology and Theatre Suite. The theatre suite includes the refurbishment of the operating theatres with an additional theatre bringing the total number of theatres to 10.




Project Highlights:


  • The project was programmed to be carried out over a 3-year period which started with the renovation of 2 floors of existing wards which have been transformed into State-of-the-art facilities for medical services.
  • Theatres at Raigmore Hospital are in operation 24 hours per day, each phase of construction had to be carefully planned as to ensure noise levels were kept to a minimum, and that the surgical teams could carry out their day to day operations with no disruption whatsoever. Critical to this was dialogue with the surgical teams’ representatives. We discussed programme and our planned work for each day, this included any limitations which needed to be put in place to assist with their daily operations.
  • MEP systems including but not limited to the following were installed and upgraded to meet the high demands of a modern-day state of the art healthcare facility.
  • Automated Smoke Fire Damper System
    A new fully addressable Automated smoke fore damper systems has been installed to control and isolate ventilation in the event of Fire, the system has been designed in order to maintain supply and extract to critical Isolation wards and theatre while isolating Air flow in all other areas. In communication with the fire alarm system the Damper control system can identify where an activation has taken place and act accordingly by closing dampers in that area to prevent the spread of smoke and fire.
  • Fire Alarm System
    The existing Category L1 Addressable fire alarm system has been upgraded and extended to provide Early detection of fire throughout & to provide protection of the new systems being installed, the fire alarm system has been integrated to the following systems:
    Automated Smoke Fire Damper System, HIVAC Systems, Sprinkler systems, Lifts, Access Control and Door hold open devices, theatre Control panels and theatre Laser in Use lock down systems.

Client: NHS Highland

Main Contractor: Graham Construction

Architect: Oberlanders

Consultant: Cundall

Services: Mechanical & Electrical

Duration: 40 Months

Value: £7,600,000

Location: Inverness, Scotland