Scotland's Super Hospital. The publically funded project is the largest design and construction project in Scotland, intended to centralise services provided by three different hospitals. The new complex is set to comfortably hold 10,000 staff and patients onsite and be home to one of the biggest emergency departments in the country
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Built on the site of the old Southern General Hospital, the 14-storey Critical Care Complex was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget. It includes new teaching and learning facilities, as well as 25,000 sqm2 of laboratory space.
The project also contains the New Glasgow University Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, which are equipped with 1,109 and 256 beds respectively. Promoting a therapeutic and healing patient environment was essential in the design, and therefore all of the adult rooms feature large windows with views outside. The designs of the children's hospital also include a roof garden with access for beds to be brought outside.
Another key feature of the design and construction is the new 'Arrival Square' – a space connecting to both the main entrances of the adult and children's hospital and including a transport interchange.
Prater appointed EOS to design and custom manufacture 20,000 sqm2 of SFS Facade backing wall system. EOS provided the materials, including their full design service, from their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in County Durham.
Prater's Operations Manager, William Morrison said, "We employed EOS due to their reputation for speed, design and service. We are very pleased that our expectations have been surpassed and that EOS continues to deliver a first class service".
Throughout the project, the wider social, economic and environmental cost and benefits were taken into account. As well as the provision of a cutting edge hospital complex, the further benefits of the project include the addition of public transport, local amenities and pedestrian routes and links – enhancing the whole life value of the facility. The project is on track to achieving a 'very good' BREEAM rating and plans are also in progress for the hospitals' heating and hot water system to go through its own power plant, with a resulting reduction in carbon emissions and energy costs.