Midland Lead supplied the radiation shielding for the newly launched Imaging Centre for Excellence (ICE) in Glasgow.
A mix of Code 4 lead-lined plasterboard and lead-lined plywood pattress panels were supplied, alongside lead fillet strips suitable for preventing radiation leakage at flat board joints and corners.
The development of ICE was enabled through £32m of funding by the UK Government and the Medical Research Council. The centre is expected to create 400 new jobs in the city over a seven year period and contribute £85m to the local economy.
The ICE is home to a 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner, an ultra-high resolution scanner. The scanner will be used to advance the development of diagnostic imaging methodologies in stroke, cardiovascular disease and brain imaging for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. The ICE facility will also be home to a 3 Tesla MRI scanner as well as a 320 slice/large detector CT.
The main contractor for the development was BAM Construction who worked with interior sub-contractor SCS Construction to complete the interior fitting of the building.