Located in Glasgow, United Kingdom, New South Glasgow Hospital Campus was designed by Nightingale Associates, Nightingale Associates, as part of the Brookfield Constructions UK consortium, are to design the £840 million Southern General ‘super hospital’ in Glasgow city centre, it was announced today. The New South Glasgow Hospital Campus will not only be the largest contract won in the practice’s twenty year history, but will also be one of the largest hospitals ever commissioned to be built in the UK.
The new complex, for which outline planning permission has already been secured, will span 170,000 sq m and will be one of the largest ‘health campuses’ in Europe. It will centralise acute services currently provided by three different hospitals and comprise of a 1,100-bed adult hospital; 240-bed children’s hospital; laboratory facilities and support accommodation. The development will contain new features including a cancer hospital; cardiothoracic service and cardiology unit; two maternity units; two ambulatory care hospitals, state-of-the-art screening laboratory and an A&E department.
The new South Glasgow Hospital will form a large part of a period of dramatic change for client, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (the Board). Over the past ten years, it has been developing its Acute Services Review to modernise and revolutionise acute adult and children’s health services in Glasgow.
Nightingale Associates also worked with health planners, Tribal. Completed in four phases, it will be funded by public capital. The advanced design stage is now expected to start within the coming weeks, with construction of the first phase – the adults and children’s hospitals – due to start onsite in November 2010. The project will then reach final completion of all stages in 2015.