Mike is the Deputy Director (Capital and Facilities) within the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates. Mike’s role covers asset management, the distribution and control of the capital budget for NHS Scotland as well as the development of capital investment policy within the Scottish Health sector. Mike is an accountant by background and spent 11 years in local government before joining the then Scottish Executive in January 2000. Mike was Head of the Private Finance and Capital Unit between 2002 and 2008 before taking up his current role. Mike is Chair of the Health Directorate’s Capital Investment Group, Chair of the European Health Property Network and a member of CIPFA’s Executive Committee in Scotland.
Neil is the project director at IBI Nightingales for the new Southern General Hospital in Glasgow. Neil believes that one of the critical success factors for any project is the ability of all team members to integrate. Neil and his team have delivered numerous successful health and education projects through various procurement methods, including the new Royal Berkshire Hospital and the New Birmingham Hospitals Project. Neil’s strong interest in psychology and design has also seen him drive forward IBI Nightingale’ Special Educational Needs expertise, having led contracts for private autism school, Treehouse, and Southwark SEN school.
Paul Serkis is the Commercial Director –PPP at Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe.
Dennis O’Keeffe BSc(Hons) MSc MBA PGDipl Project Director NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Dennis is Project Director at NHS Dumfries and Galloway Health Board currently building and leading a high performing team for the delivery of a new (green-field) major acute hospital (total capex > £200m), the largest within the Scottish Government’s innovative Non-Profit Distributing (NPD programme). Dennis has been a Project Director and Design Champion for various NHS organisations since 2000, successfully delivering numerous major complex PPP healthcare projects in England and most recently in Scotland including the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy; St Andrews Hospital and Community Centre and the award winning Elmview and Muirview Mental Health Units at Stratheden Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building; a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Prior to joining the NHS in 2000, Dennis had over 20 years’ of significant supply-side experience acting as a Project Director and Technical Adviser interfacing with public-sector clients at senior levels on behalf of major PPP and PFI consortiums. He has a particular interest, as a design practitioner, in the design quality of healthcare facilities and in the actuality and value of the practice of design evaluation.
Graeme Armet BSc (Hons) Dip Arch, RIAS Associate Richard Murphy Architects
Graeme joined Richard Murphy Architects in July 2000 as an Architect with over ten years experience in private practice working in the UK, Denmark and Germany. In the intervening years with the practice Graeme has been at the forefront of our healthcare and housing sectors. An associate since 2007 with the practice, he has most recently completed two dementia units for NHS Fife in the grounds of Stratheden Hospital – phase 1 (£3.8m) phase 2 (£4.2m). Both of which have been recognised through national Architectural Awards. The success of these projects has led to Graeme’s involvement in numerous subsequent studies and developments for the same client, these include;
- Refurbishment of Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline (£10m)
- New decontamination unit, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline (£600,000)
- New mortuary, Victoria hospital, Kirkcaldy (£600,000)
- Pharmacy and Medical Records, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy (£200,000)
- Category III laboratories, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy (£650,000)
Graeme was also the Associate in charge in charge of the Conan Doyle Medical Centre, Edinburgh (£2.5m), completed in 2007 and Bio- Sciences Laboratories at the Stratford Campus of the University of East London and was closely involved with the PFI competition bid for a new Community Hospital and Health Centre, St Andrews (£20m)
Colin Carrie BSC. Hons. B.Arch. RIBA, FRIAS. Keppie Design
As one of the UK’s leading healthcare architects, Colin has thirty years experience designing healthcare projects. He is interested in all facets of the healing environment, NHS guidance, Firecode, health & safety, construction detailing and delivery.
As a Client focused Director, he has retained the role as project architect for differing scales of health projects including the New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and University of Edinburgh Medical School and the new Royal Forth Valley Acute Hospital. The experience gained though his advising on large new hospital projects and smaller project roles are invaluable in extending Colin’s depth of healthcare knowledge. Colin also takes on the role of Healthcare knowledge management and teaching within his architects practice Keppie Design. Keppie Design has been designing hospitals for over a hundred years and Charles Rennie McIntosh was a former partner.
Health Lead at Architecture and Design Scotland
For the past 15 years I’ve worked as a senior project manager within NHS Capital Planning managing and co-ordinating all aspects of the procurement of major new health facilities, from preparation of business cases through to commissioning. In terms of procurement, I’ve been involved in traditional, D&B, and PFI schemes and I’m now working on hub developments, including the redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Previous projects have ranged from small Learning Disabilities houses, through Care of the Elderly facilities, to the reprovision of the State Hospital at Carstairs.
Clare Kemsley, Projects Director B.A. (Hons) in Architecture Dip Arch Associate Gareth Hoskins Architects
Clare studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh, registering as an architect in 1990. Following two years in London specialising in community housing projects she worked in Berlin on challenging projects including a large three tier primary school and a young offenders prison. Returning in 1997, Clare worked on nursing homes, hotels and city centre apartments. She joined Gareth Hoskins Architects in 2002, becoming Projects Director in 2008.
Clare headed up the design team for the Community Health Centre and Day Nursery in Partick, which went on to win a number of awards. In collaboration with Keppie Design she worked on the Ballymena Health and Care Centre in Northern Ireland which is about to start on site. She is currently working on Eastwood Health and Care Centre for HubWestScotland and 2 other primary care projects in the Lothian area for HubSouthEast.
The Eastwood Health and Care Centre is the subject of the reference primary healthcare project funded by the Scottish Future’s Trust which aims to take a fresh look at primary care design in Scotland.