Callidus Design Consulting Engineers

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Project Profile

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Nairn Primary Care Centre 2010

Project Description:

Primary Care Centre



Project Value:

Project Duration:

Nairn, Scotland

Bailey Building Services


June 2008 – Sept 2010


Nairn Primary Care Centre Bailey Building Services Design Coordination

Callidus Design was appointed by Bailey Building Services to carry out the mechanical & electrical building services design for the Primary Care Centre in Nairn. The end client was NHS Highland and the project was carried out under a PPP contract. The project was split into 3 separate phases of construction. The first two phases were new build, with the 3rd phase being a refurbishment of an existing building to incorporate a large dentistry suite and stand alone pharmacy.

Phase 1 Gross Internal Floor Area:  2440m2            Phase 1 Construction Start Date:  June 2008
 Phase 2 Gross Internal Floor Area:  2510m2    Phase 1 Completion Date:  June 2009
 Phase 3 Gross Internal Floor Area:  654m2    Phase 2 & 3 Construction start date:  August 2009
 Total Floor Area:  5604m2    Phase 2 & 3 Completion date:  September 2010


Client: NHS Highland
Developer: Prime plc
Main Contractor: Morrison Construction Ltd
Architect: PMP Ltd / 360 Architecture
Civil / Structural Engineer: HGA Consulting Engineers Ltd
M&E Contractor: Bailey Building Services Ltd
M&E Building Services Engineer: Callidus Design Limited


The Primary Care Centre, Nairn incorporates the following:

  • 3No. 4 bed warded areas
  • 6No. en-suite private bedroom areas
  • Palliative care en-suite bedroom
  • Physiotherapy suites
  • X-Ray department
  • Day Hospital c/w multipurpose room
  • Private Treatment Rooms
  • Dentistry Suite c/w 5 consulting rooms, LDU and reception area
  • Standalone Pharmacy
  • Minor Surgery Rooms
  • 15No. GP Consulting Rooms
  • 4No. GP practice nurse treatment rooms
  • Interview Rooms
  • 110 person waiting room
  • Various Primary Care Trust (PCT) Offices
  • Ambulance Bay & associated services
  • Recovery Rooms
  • Conference rooms, meeting rooms & staff support areas
  • Staff Kitchen, In-patient kitchen & Day hospital kitchen
  • Social Services department, including district nurse facility

Callidus Design were responsible for producing a fully co-ordinated design & all specification documentation for the mechanical & electrical services associated with the above project, including the following:

  • Above Ground Drainage Installation
  • Hot & Cold Water Services Installation
  • Natural Gas Installation
  • Medical Vacuum Installation
  • Chilled Water Installation (serving warded area AHU’s and waiting area FCU’s)
  • LTHW Boiler Plant & Heating Distribution to fan coil units & radiant panels
  • HVAC Installation (including full air conditioning within all bedded areas and main waiting area)
  • Low Voltage Distribution & Switchgear
  • Small Power & Lighting Installation
  • Fire Alarm & Detection Installation
  • BMS & Controls Installation
  • Intruder Detection System
  • CCTV Installation
  • Public Address Installation
  • Data Installation
  • Radio & TV Installation
  • Lightning Protection Installation
  • Standby Generator Installation
  • Nurse Call System