Health sector

Our ability to accomplish projects of all sizes with the same attention to detail and our expertise in internal finishes has won us the respect of the UKs leading companies. This in turn has given us the opportunity to work on high profile projects in the Health sector, and a proven portfolio of services and expertise.

Below, you will find a brief overview of our most recent achievements:

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Covid Ward


New Covid Ward, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

SCS Contract Scope:

Main Contractor : Vinci
Contract Dates : proposed date October 2020 for 4 weeks
Client: Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Architect : IBI
SCS Value : £125,000
SCS Project Leader: Alan Courts
SCS Commercial : Craig Scott
SCS Director : Craig Scott

Alderhey Hospital Liverpool


SCS Contract Scope:

The quickest £237m Healthcare Project built, 270 bed Childrens Hospital including 48 Critical Care beds, 16 Theatres and a 25m high Atrium.

Ceilings 23,500m2 comprising of: -

Concealed, Exposed, MF Ceilings, Perforated Plasterboard Ceiling, Stretched Fabric Ceiling and GRG Feature Bulkheads.

Partitions 18,000m

Linings 2,300m

Lead Lined Walls 700m

Column Boxings 800nr

Plaster Skimming / Tape and Jointing 150,000m2

Main Contractor: Laing O'Rourke
Architect: BDP
Client: Alderhey NHS Trust
Contract Date: Dec 2013 - Sept 2015
SCS Contract Value: £9,000,000
SCS Project Leader: Mark Jones & Nick McDowell


I would like to confirm that SCS management worked in a proactive way with the LOR team on the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Project. From the outset the team played an integral part in the challenge to build the fastest hospital in the UK. Working with LOR, CHT and our other key subcontractors Mark and the team where able to achieve a fit out rate of over 700m² per week. This was only possible through the open approach that existed between LOR, CHT and SCS enabling integrated working and solutions to be worked without delay. I will look forward to working with the team again in the future.



Darren Suttle
Project Manager
Laing O'Rourke Construction North
Alder Hey Childrens Health Park Project


West Cumberland Hospital

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS have added to recent success with key client Laing O’Rourke by securing the contract for West Cumberland Hospital, located in the outskirts of Whitehaven.

West Cumberland Hospital was the first purpose-built general hospital to be approved and constructed following the founding of the National Health Service in 1948, the original scheme was constructed by Laing O'Rourke. Opened by the Queen Mother in 1964 in Hensingham, Whitehaven, the state-of-the-art facilities were second to none. Times have changed and advancements in modern medicine and technology mean that, almost five decades later, West Cumberland Hospital no longer meets modern needs. The £90 million redevelopment of the hospital which is currently underway will see the biggest single investment in healthcare for West Cumbria in over half a century.

The build includes a mixture of 22,000m2 of new build and 5,500m2 refurbishment. The new buildings will be up to 3 storeys in height with some rooftop plant areas. The new build accommodation comprises of urgent care centre, radiology department, minor ops facilities, endoscopy department, medical investigations unit, outpatient facilities, acute assessment centre, coronary care unit, intensive care unit, 6 theatre operating suite, neo natal, pediatric out patient and in patient facility, special care bay unit, delivery suite, wards, canteen, cafe and main entrance area.

Given the location, key members of SCS site team relocated themselves in Whitehaven for the period of our contract works, ensuring a full time site set up. The scope of works included drylining partitions, including the construction of a technical hybrid corridor wall, metal framed plasterboard ceilings, plastering and lay in suspended ceilings. At peak output we employed over 80 site operatives at one time, wherever possible from in and around Whitehaven, in keeping with the trusts vision of boosting the local economy and contributing to the regeneration of the region.

Main Contractor: Laing O'Rourke
Architect: Gilling Dod Architects
Client: North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
Contract Date: 2014
SCS Contract Value: £2.2 million
SCS Project Leader: Darren Friend - Commercial Director / Christine Manley - Project Manager

Manchester Joint Hospitals

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS Groups unrivalled experience in installing British Gypsum drylining and partitions, and Rockfon suspended ceilings, made it the natural choice to undertake over 140,000m2 of internal work in this modern hospital.

Main Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Architect: Anshen Dyer
Client: Central Manchester & Manchester Childrens University Hospitals NHS Trust
Contract Date: 2004 - 2008
SCS Contract Value: £5.0 million
SCS Project Leader: R Bird

We are pleased to report that under the leadership of Richard Bird the SCS Construction Director works were carriedout safely, to a consistently high standard, with programme and cost certainty.

SCS provided a qualified, consistent and flexible workforce that was able to meet varied demands of an extremely difficult hospital project, comprising of 4 hospitals with a total of over six thousand rooms, facilities management building and mental health units. At peak they employed a management team comprising of site manager, quantity surveyor, 2 full time supervisors, visiting safety manager and 45 site operatives.

SCS interfaced extremely well with the interfacing trades, were compliant on health & safety initiatives, maintained a clean and tidy workplace, and took pride in their work.

We would expect to work with SCS in the future.

Keith Lovell MCIOB,
Construction Director, Bovis Lend Lease


St Helens Hospital

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS Group successfully installed 20,000m2 suspended ceilings while meeting the Trusts strict cost and project requirements.

Main Contractor: Taylor Woodrow Construction
Architect: Capita Percy Thomas
Client: St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust
Contract Date: 2007 - 2008
SCS Contract Value: £800,000
SCS Project Leader: M Housby