Asset management consultant Currie & Brown has celebrated landmark events involving two major health projects in Scotland.
The international group, with strong Scottish roots, is project manager of the £842 million New South Glasgow Hospitals, whose topping-out ceremony took place this week.
The new hospital, one of the biggest projects of its kind in Europe, is due for completion in 2015. It will include an integrated children’s and adult hospital, as well as a brand new £90 million laboratory, replacing several older sites in Greater Glasgow.
On the same day, Scottish Minister for Health Alex Neil MSP formally opened the primary care centre at Airdrie, Lanarkshire.
“These are two excellent examples of significant capital expenditure projects which demonstrate best practice in the health sector in terms of efficiency and effectiveness,” commented Currie & Brown director James Hackett.
“Currie & Brown has developed an approach to asset and project management, based on many years’ experience in the NHS. We have applied this system for clients across the UK, and these two projects illustrate its strengths. We understand the key drivers behind major capex projects in the health sector.”
Earlier this year, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Currie and Brown, and Brookfield Multiplex won Best Supplier Engagement Initiative of the Year in the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards.
The 14-floor, 1109-bed South Glasgow adult hospital building will be one of the largest acute hospitals in the UK and home to major specialist services such as renal medicine, transplantation and vascular surgery, with state-of-the-art critical care, theatre and diagnostic services.
The new adult hospital will be integrated with the children’s hospital (albeit with separate functions and entrances).