Hairmyres Hospital – North Lanarkshire

Worksmart began full refurbishment works at Hairmyres Hospital in North Lanarkshire on an initial phased working basis. This was part of an overall 20-week programme alongside WMQ – the principal contractors on the job for their clients ISS Facility Services.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused delays on the works, before safe progression was able to take place with WMQ and ISS – the facilities management provider.

The project included the refurbishment of Theatre 8 and its adjoining clinical rooms which are connected to the theatre.

The refurbishment works had to be carried out while the hospital’s other theatres were still in use. Because of this, the project required fire-rated temporary access. We followed this by removing all plant and fabric in the zones.

Worksmart removed all ceilings, walls and floors, before reinstating them with added structural steel and additional Passive Fire Protection measures above ceilings.

Worksmart supplied a full joinery package which included specialist cabinetry, white rock to walls, Ames taping & decoration. Worksmart also installed stylish and low maintenance vinyl flooring.

The services aspect to the project accounted for the majority of its value and included: Containment, low voltage distribution, general small power and mechanical power, lighting, fire alarms, access control, lighting, structured cabling, earthing, air handling units, LTHW, chilled water, compressed air systems for dental gases, mains cold water, domestic waste, domestic hot & cold water, air conditioning, natural gas, heat recovery units, mini fan coil units and split systems.

Due to the project coming at such a difficult time, the complexities made it challenging. However, thanks to the hard work of all of WMQ and ISS, we were able to make it a success for the end user clients.

Worksmart were proud to be listed as ‘Essential Workers’ during this time. And play our part in supporting our NHS.

Glasgow Day Surgery Centre

Glasgow Day Surgery Centre Refurbishment

Worksmart Contracts were excited to be approached by a client seeking to create a new flagship surgery in Glasgow. The client, a plastic surgeon, set up his own private clinic more than 10 years ago.

The client acquired a new location in Glasgow with the goal of adding another cosmetic surgery to his portfolio. It was clear from the outset that the client was seeking to match the high standards achieved in his other cosmetic surgery practice locations within some of the UK’s largest cities.

A full fit-out and refurbishment was needed in order to bring the premises up to standard.

The client initially engaged with builders he had used before; however, he soon realised the project required an expert team of contractors with experience of larger projects. When this became apparent, a close friend recommended Worksmart Contracts.

Naturally, once approached, Worksmart Contracts were eager to take on the challenge. Working with the client was an excellent experience. His ambition and passion for the project was evident from the beginning and he remained involved throughout.

The client wanted to create a clinic in which the patient experience was as comfortable and relaxing as possible. This would mean building a facility which resembled more of a small day-case hospital.

This would maximise the experience of the patient, allowing them to undergo treatments in a safe and dignified environment, featuring the latest technological innovations and medical equipment.

Complete with a full operating room, this project had to be finished to the extremely high hygiene and quality standards necessary in a medical facility. This challenge brought out the very best in Worksmart Contracts and the standard of the finished project is exemplary.

The clinic will perform clinical training, consultations and treatments across a number of newly created clinical rooms.