Solar PV install to pioneering research centre



The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service’s new national HQ is due to open in 2017 and is one of Scotland’s most anticipated building projects. It is being funded by the Scottish Government via a £43m grant. SNBTS will be Scotland’s hub for the research, development and supply of blood and human tissues and home to more than 400 staff.

Campbell & Kennedy began working with the architects of the building and design engineers at Balfour Beatty 18 months before work was due to begin in Spring 2016. We drew up a specification and design using PVSol and AUTOCAD for the 210 kWp project, and applied value engineering to the project to ensure it met the required output by the BREEAM specifications.


Before the works began, we held a pre-contract meeting with the client to ensure that the scope of the project was fully detailed and understood. Prior to commencing and going on site, we carried out our own internal pre-start meeting to fully brief all teams as well as review risk assessments, method statements and the programme of works.

C&K liaised with the District Network Operators (DNO) for the installation even though this system was being installed on a private network. This was necessary because of the system size.


Works were completed in June 2016 and the acquisition of all permits, consent licenses, approvals and authorisations, was carried out by C&K. The client was delighted with the installation and the professionalism of Campbell & Kennedy.


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