Mott MacDonald advises on Mental Health Hospital

28 January 2015

In order for the Royal Edinburgh Hospital to continue functioning as a world class mental health facility, the NHS Lothian has reached an agreement with the Norddeutsche Landesbank to finance the redevelopment of the hospital. Mott MacDonald was hired as one of the key advisors for the project.

The Royal Edinburgh Hospital is an in 1813 founded metal health facility situated in Morningside, Edinburgh that provides acute psychiatric and mental health services, including treatment for learning disabilities and dementia. In the first century of its existence it housed and supported the mentally ill as well as being reputed as a place for post graduate education in psychiatry. In the 20th century it was modernised to reflect the changes in understand of mental illness, and continues to be a respected institution to this day.

Royal Edinburgh Hospital

As part of the wider programme from the Hub South East Scotland*, provider of healthcare services NHS Lothian decided to redevelop the hospital on its existing site. The modernisation of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Campus will occur over the next ten years, with the old outmoded inpatient facilities redesigned and replaced. The first major replacement will be of the adult acute and older people’s mental health service units with a new 15,500 square meter single story building located on the western edge of the existing Morningside campus. The new facility is set to provide 185 beds, aiming at patients needing care for brain injuries as well as those requiring more general psychiatric and mental health services. In addition, new state of the art facilities will be created for intensive psychiatric and to house the acutely mentally ill.

The redevelopment and expansion of the Royal Edinburgh Mental Health Hospital are expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

NHS - Mott MacDonald - Norddeutsche Landesbank

To finance the £45.2 million redevelopment, NHS Lothian searched for investors and reached an agreement with the Norddeutsche Landesbank. The financial close was reached after the bank hired consulting firm Mott MacDonald as its lenders’ technical advisor on the scheme. Mott MacDonald’s due diligence included: reporting potential technical issues and commercial implications arising from the design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) agreement and schedules. This covered service level specification and payment mechanism, the engineering, procurement and construction contract and the facilities management agreement. Furthermore, the firm also reviewed the design solution, construction planning and operations methodologies proposed, capital and operating expenditure and lifecycle costing.

Going forward in the project, the firm will provide construction monitoring services. Mark Bourke, Project Director at Mott MacDonald, comments: “We are delighted to have assisted Norddeutsche Landesbank in the closing of the project and look forward to supporting the delivery of the Scottish Futures Trust’s £2 billion countrywide hub initiative over the next decade.”

* The hub South East Scotland Programme works to develop and redevelop a wide range of socially beneficial and sustainable local community services, such as neighbourhood services, health, social care and education, and provides continuous improvement in both cost and quality in public procurement.


Capgemini provides IT services for BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines

24 April 2019

BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines has confirmed a five-year contract with Capgemini to take over the provision of a spectrum of IT services in the UK. The deal will help BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines reduce the cost of IT from its base in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria.

Since the firm’s UK profits were found to have halved in 2018, Capgemini has been working to improve its offering and attract new clients. In the summer, the global IT services consultancy combined a number of its creative wings to form Capgemini Invent, while a deal with Amazon Web Services enabled the firm to improve its cost-saving digital offering to clients looking for IT outsourcing work.

In the last year, Capgemini has subsequently won a series of contracts leveraging its IT delivery services on behalf of a variety of entities. The firm partnered with Statoil to deliver digital innovation across the company, as well as taking a role to innovate the fan experience of the Rugby World Cup 7s tournament, and replacing Atos as the IT services provider of McDonald’s

Capgemini provides IT services for BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines

Now, the firm has continued this surge of new business with the confirmation of a partnership with BAE Systems, which will see Capgemini collaborate on a key defence contract. Capgemini’s five-year contract with BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines will see Capgemini take over the provision of a spectrum of IT services for the BAE wing in the UK, including service orchestration, networking, hosting, end-user computing, DevOps, reporting and analytics, automation, and a digital service desk.

BAE Systems has been looking to improve its bottom line in the UK in recent years, and the move is aimed at transforming its Maritime-Submarines business IT delivery, allowing the company to take advantage of innovative digital technologies, create better user experiences, ensure high service availability, and reduce the cost of IT, from its base in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. Capgemini’s IT solution was selected because of its ability to support the company’s evolving requirements, including the need to further enhance the responsiveness of the IT service, and effectiveness and agility of the delivery model.

Stephen Cole, CIO, BAE Systems Submarines, said, “As we embarked on this critical programme for our Submarines business that will deliver improved agile digital services, world-class service transformation and orchestration capabilities underpinned by very strong references were essential in our selection process. We are confident that Capgemini met these requirements and is the right partner for us. The team really understands where we are trying to get to as a business and its collaborative approach alongside its commitment to developing skills in the local area were paramount to our decision.”

Paul Margetts, Managing Director, UK Business Unit at Capgemini, added, “We are delighted to expand upon our business relationship with BAE Systems. Having worked with the company over the past four years, we have seen the tremendous opportunities for change that this programme presents and are hugely excited to be part of the journey at BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines, to help the company make a step change and satisfy new business requirements. We also look forward to increasing our involvement with the local North West community and Barrow in particular.”