Scotland’s first net zero carbon and digital hospital
The Monklands Replacement Project (MRP) is NHS Lanarkshire’s exciting and positive vision for University Hospital Monklands and the local and wider community it serves. It proposes a major investment in Lanarkshire’s hospital estate by rebuilding the hospital on a new site - delivering what will be the most advanced hospital in Scotland.
As lead advisors on the project, we're supporting NHS Lanarkshire to deliver their vision. We're providing expertise in cost management, project management, digital, BIM and sustainability services in the construction of this new state-of-the-art hospital.
The clinical requirements include wards with 100% single occupancy rooms and a range of specialist departments that are essential for a major acute hospital.
Driving net zero carbon ambitions
The project has significant net zero carbon ambitions as NHS Scotland's pathfinder for the new Net Zero Carbon Standard for Public Sector Buildings. We are helping to drive embodied carbon reduction through strict targets, use of non-fossil fuel primary energy source and reduction in operational carbon. Our net zero and embodied carbon experts have been deploying innovative thermal modelling programmes to reduce the hospital's carbon footprint.
Digital technology innovation
The new hospital will ensure safer and better patient care using digital technology and real-time information to support an efficient and effective patient journey. As a key member of the project’s digital working group, we are reviewing how technology will be used so patients can access care advice and navigate their way through the hospital easier. As part of our digital service, we are determining asset management requirements and integration with national digital platforms.
Achieving value for money
Through our cost management service offering, we have worked alongside the design team to understand the development of the design and impact on the cost plan. This ensures value for money is created to meet NHS Lanarkshire’s requirements. We have also supported them on selecting the project’s most suitable procurement route by engaging with the market, preparing findings and recommendations for review with the Scottish Government.
Endorsement of the Currie & Brown team
“Currie & Brown provides an exemplary proactive and flexible service, fully supporting NHS Lanarkshire to drive forward the development of Scotland’s first net zero carbon and digital hospital.” Graeme Reid, MRP Project Director, NHS Lanarkshire