Ninewells Hospital

Pharmaceutical 'Specials' Service.

Hulley & Kirkwood provided Technical Advisor duties for the mechanical & electrical services for this new £29m facility.

The building is currently under construction on the Ninewells Hospital site and will house the NHS Scotland Pharmaceutical ‘Specials’ Service, which manufactures a range of medicines to meet specific patient needs.

The NHS ‘Specials’ Service manufactures medicines when available licensed medicines do not meet the specific needs of patients. Examples include the provision of medicines for patients who have swallowing difficulties such as stroke patients and paediatric patients, specialist ointments and creams for dermatology patients and medicines for patients who cannot tolerate preservatives and other ingredients contained within licensed medicines.

The two current NHS Scotland manufacturing units based at Ninewells and the Western Infirmary Glasgow will be amalgamated into the new purpose-built state-of-the-art facility.

The service will also provide support to Research & Development in NHS Scotland and Scottish Universities by providing medicines for use in clinical trials. The new facility will be fully compliant with the current standards demanded of pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities as well as allowing for future increased production capacity.

The project to design and build the new facility is led and managed by hub East Central Scotland, the public/private development partner. Construction of the building is being undertaken by Robertson Construction Group and is planned to be completed in December 2018 with the service up and running by the summer of 2019.