General Hospitals & Maternity Services

NHS Fife

General Hospitals - Maternity Services

Consort Healthcare were commissioned to provide a £170m extension to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract, on behalf of NHS Fife.

In conjunction with this project, a considerable amount of additional work was required on the existing estate to facilitate the operation of the new hospital.

The work was completed over a six-year period, with fixed milestones at various stages of the programme.

CPC Role

CPC provided project management services under the NEC3 contract (Option C) from inception until completion for a six-year duration on this project. The work was separated into three categories –

  • Pre-PPP – works which had to be completed in advance of the start of construction works on the PPP scheme, including ground clearance, decontamination and service rediversion works;
  • Para-PPP – works to be carried out in conjunction with the PPP providing essential services which had to be available for the opening of the extension, such as the new service yard, laboratories and data centre;
  • Post-PPP – works which could not be carried out until the PPP extension was occupied, such as conversion of disused wards into offices, and creation of a new mortuary in the old endoscopy area.

In addition to our standard commission, CPC were also asked to provide quantity surveying, CDM co-ordination, site supervision and migration management services at various points during the programme.

This project was the pilot scheme for the use of the NEC3 contract on healthcare projects in Scotland.

Project Overview


Project Management



Contract Type:

NEC3 Option C

Contract Value:



2007 – 2013

"Construction works in support of a major PFI scheme, which formed the pilot for the use of the NEC3 contract in Scotland"

Frank Crilley
Project Manager