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Arthur McKay was delighted to be appointed by the main contractor to carry out the building services installation for this new public healthcare facility in the Forth Valley, which provides emotional support to people when they need it most.
Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres offer a unique programme of support to anyone affected by cancer, as well as their family and friends. This stunning Maggie’s Centre is built in an idyllic location, next to Larbert Loch, providing a serene environment with stunning and uplifting views.
Facilities include a kitchen, dining area, library, quiet sitting space, relaxation and counselling areas, washrooms and an office space. Arthur McKay was responsible for all mechanical, gas and public health installations, from the connection of utilities for power and communications. The team also had design liability for critical operational areas, including all alarm systems, emergency lighting and automatic controls for building services.
Underfloor heating provides the primary heat source, creating a constant and comfortable temperature between floor and ceiling spaces. The underfloor heating system is designed to increase energy efficiency and lower running costs. External pathway lighting is controlled from a roof-mounted photocell sensor to automatically synchronise use with hours of darkness and the interior lighting is controlled via ceiling-mounted sensors, which monitor light levels and activate on presence detection. Digital sub-metering allows the client to monitor their ongoing energy consumption.
“We are immensely proud of the quality that has been achieved by everyone involved in the realisation of this special building. Arthur McKay can be proud of their workmanship, enthusiasm and collaborative working practices, which were vital elements to ensure the success of this project.”
Liz McMillan, Head of Maggie’s Centre, Forth Valley
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