NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Case Study
QEUH Spinal Injuries Building Case Study
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

OVERVIEW

In early 2018, ECG were awarded the tender to undertake the Hydrotherapy Pool Air Handling Unit replacement at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow’s Spinal Injuries Building. The project works undertaken as part of this contract involved the replacement of the existing Hydrotherapy Pool air handling unit located within the Spinal Injuries Building’s boiler plant room. This project also included the replacement of the associated constant temperature heating pump sets, modification to constant temperature heating distribution circuits, ductwork alterations and alterations to the existing building management system. The project works themselves were carried out by ECG’s dedicated in-house Projects Department who delivered the provision of new mechanical ventilation services and minor alterations to the existing ventilation services. Any requirements for specialist services were undertaken by ECG’s approved specialist subcontract partners, with the procurement, management and auditing of such subcontractors handled by ECG. One such specialist service ECG were responsible for overseeing was, due to the pool hall ventilation and heating facilities being inoperative throughout the duration of the works, there was a requirement to engage a pool plant specialist to drain and replenish the pool as part of the works. This project called for works to be undertaken within the existing boiler plant room area, which was to remain live and operational throughout the contract, meaning ECG worked in close collaboration with NHS GGC’s on-site team to segregate works and ensure the safety of any personnel within and around the plant room area whilst these essential works were completed.

BACKGROUND

Following the amalgamation of NHS Greater Glasgow and part of NHS Argyll and Clyde in April 2006, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde was formed. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde immediately became Scotland’s largest health board, serving a population of over 1.2 million and employing over 44,000 staff.

SERVICES DELIVERED

Replacement of existing AHU and modification to existing metal ductwork distribution installations
Installation of new ductwork sections and attenuators
Alteration/modification to the LPHW constant temperature heating circuit
Installation of new remote adjusters on existing radiators within adjacent changing room area, including replacement of existing thermostatic flow control valves
Interfaced new air handling unit with existing BMS controls – supplied and installed various ancillary devices