As part of Stancold CREST’s commitment to building specialist environments across the UK, the team are dedicated to providing key design and specification expertise as part of our service offering
It’s this approach that has led us to work with a returning client, a nationwide contractor, as they undertake a £170m project within the Scottish medical industry. The new hospital, based in Aberdeen, will have an internal floor area of over 30,000m², with CREST assuming responsibility for the dispensary cold rooms on the ground floor as a turnkey package.
CREST’s Mark Kendrick has been working with the appointed contractor since early 2019 and has had a key hand in reviewing elements of the design and providing accurate updated costings as it evolved before this progressed to an order in 2021.
As the main build has been underway for some time already, our work is due to commence next month. Navigating the volatility of the ever-changing industry in line with a changing programme of works has been important to be able to maintain stability in our pricing, especially when increases have been ever prominent.
The cold stores will form part of the facility’s pharmacy area and CREST are undertaking the turnkey package, which includes refrigeration to maintain a consistent temperature of 2-8⁰C and contingency equipment to ensure no disruption in the event of power failure. The envelope will be formed of Kingspan’s Quadcore insulated panel system, complete with hygienic finish.
CREST’s projects team are now co-ordinating in line with the upcoming start date and we look forward to reporting back on this project as it progresses.