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NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) Survey Programme publication of information

Published on 22 September 2023

There have been reports that some buildings in the NHS Estate across Scotland may have been constructed using Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC). This material, which was widely in use between 1960 and 1980, was used mainly for components such as roof and floor planks. It is known to be weaker than other forms of concrete and its use was phased out in the 1990’s.

Work is underway at a national level to check and risk assess all NHS buildings which may potentially contain RAAC. As part of that work, NHS National Services Scotland has identified those candidate buildings in our Estate and supplied the information to NHS Scotland Assure. We have identified the following buildings as requiring investigation:

  • SNBTS, Aberdeen Blood Donor Centre, Forresterhill Rd, Aberdeen
  • No10, South Gyle Cresent, Edinburgh
  • Unit 5, Kirkhill Business Centre, Broxburn