The New Victoria Hospital

A New Acute Hospital bringing three hospitals under one roof.

Hulley & Kirkwood Consulting Engineers was services designer to the Balfour Beatty Fife Hospitals Joint Venture (BBFH JV) team on the new £170m facility at Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital. The new Fife Hospital brings together three hospitals under one roof with the re-alignment of services across Victoria Hospital and Park Hospital, Kirkcaldy, and Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline.

The new acute hospital facility includes 11 Operating Theatres (3 of which are UCV laminar flow style vascular theatres), Interventional Radiology Theatre, Catheter Lab Theatre, Endoscopy Cleanroom, Diagnostic Suite with CT Scanner and X Ray machines, Infectious Diseases Ward with 10 single HBN 4 style Isolation Rooms, an Emergency Care Centre, 508 beds within 20 wards, Surgical and Medical Assessment Units, a Maternity Unit, a Women and Children’s Unit, Day Intervention, Critical Care, Coronary Care and Renal and Dialysis facilities – in total over 50,000m² of accommodation.

The new Energy Centre provides whole site electrical supply and standby generation, 725kWe combined heat and power plant, dual fuel gas/oil boilerplant and 2 x 1MW biomass woodchip boilers, accumulators and 300m3 woodfuel bunker and automatic woodfuel feed system.

Hulley & Kirkwood provided a holistic low energy, low carbon design and solution manifesting in a confirmed EPC Rating of “B”, representing an excellent achievement for the design of a highly serviced acute hospital facility.

Hulley & Kirkwood won a 2013 Building Better Healthcare Award in the Sustainability Class for Innovative Alternative Use of Energy for its work at the Fife Acute Hospital.