Project Description

The £95m Multi-site Mental Health Development is a Public Private Partnerhip with a Non Profit Distributing Model (NPD) for the provision of 2 new developments, Mur- ray Royal and Stracathro Hospital. Working in partnership with NHS Tayside and the North of Scotland Planning Group over an eighteen month period, Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd and its partners developed a design solution which provides a total of 235 bed spaces within a mix- ture of general adult psychiatry, psychiatry of old age, low secure care services and new medium secure services. This is the first healthcare project in Scotland to be procured using the NPD (Non Profit Distributing) form of procurement more usually associated with the PPP edu- cation market. The NPD form of procurement adopts the following core principles:

  • Deployment of a wholly debt-based capital structure with no private sector equity and capped shareholder returns;
  • Improved stakeholder acceptability and participation via three public sector shareholders covering financial, charity and community interests; and
  • Achieving at least as good value for money as a traditional equity-based PPP with similar levels of risk transfer and distribution of project surpluses to the benefit of mental health services in the North of Scotland.

The Facility at Murray Royal Hospital is expected to include: 60 GAP beds; 50 POA beds and 67 SC beds.

The facility at Stracathro Hospital is expected to include approximately 37 GAP beds and 23 POA beds.

Both hospitals are predominantly single storey new build accommodation set in healthcare campus style environments, designed appropriate to the needs of clinical users and their families. In developing the solutions the design team, led by Atkins and supported by Macmon, have sought to create therapeutic environments that support humane security, healing and recovery. Design features include visible and inviting landmarks, patient zones, clarity of way-finding, integration of internal and external spaces and embedded artwork throughout in recognition of the important role art plays in modern health design.

The project team reached Financial Close in June 2010. Construction took 30 months with a completion date in 2011 for the Stracathro Hospital and Murray Royal Hospital opened in the first half of 2012.