MEP Hire has supplied a variety of Specialist equipment, including Pipe Threading Equipment, Press Tools & Low Level Access to the new Glasgow South Hospital.MEP Hire’s massive investment strategy has enabled us to grow our fleet and tailor it to the specialist requirements of our customers.

Our breath of range, flexible service and technical knowledge means we can cater for the specialist requirements within the Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing sectors. We respond rapidly to each request we receive. The quality of our plant and access equipment keeps our customers coming back. Our client base is growing at speed and our business is accelerating like never before! The new £840m South Glasgow University Hospital, built by main contractor Brookfield Multiplex Construction, represents the culmination of many years’ planning and implementation. The hospital is not only Scotland’s largest-ever building, with an area equivalent in size to 11 football pitches, it constitutes one of the largest hospitals and reinforced concrete frames ever built in Europe. Covering some 1.72m sq ft and circa 2,000 rotary-bored concrete piles, the hospital also boasts an atrium large enough to house Nelson’s column.

Its footprint is some 3.5 ha compared with Trafalgar Square’s 1 ha. The project, which reached practical completion at the end of January, involved the construction of a multi-storey adult hospital and a 256-bed children’s hospital with supporting laboratory facilities.