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HOSPITAL PROJECT INVITES BIDDERS FOR PROJECT WORTH APPROX £800M

26-Feb-2009

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has now embarked on a process to invite bidders for the new South Glasgow Hospitals Campus, valued at approximately £800 million.

Currie & Brown is leading the new development after being appointed as Lead Consultant and Technical Advisor on the project at the end of last year.

The new South Glasgow Hospital will deliver a new 1109-bedded adult hospital, a new 240-bedded children’s hospital, together with a new laboratory build by 2015. The new children’s hospital will be supported by a significantly upgraded maternity unit, on which work has already begun as part of a separate project.

When the hospital is complete it will not only benefit the many thousands of patients and staff, but also will also deliver significant benefits and breathe new life into Govan and the wider area.

Robert Calderwood, NHSGGC’s Acute Division Chief Operating Officer, said: “As the most ambitious NHS project ever undertaken in Scotland, not only will many thousands of patients and staff benefit from the development, but given the current economic downturn, the timing of this project could not be better. The project will undoubtedly give the construction industry and the wider local economy an enormous boost.”

James Hackett, Director, Currie & Brown UK Ltd, added: “As the largest publicly funded investment in health services in Scotland, the project is at the leading edge of procurement and is the next major step in realising the vision of the Acute Services Review for NHS Scotland in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.”

In response to continued growth and success in its healthcare business, Currie & Brown has expanded its healthcare team with six new appointments across different disciplines.

The firm is one of the Scotland’s leading specialists in property asset management and is currently also the Lead Consultant and Technical Advisor on the £190 million Ambulatory Care and Diagnostics project to build the new Stobhill and Victoria hospitals in Glasgow.

The Project team also includes Architectural Adviser and Lead Architect, HLM (Adult Acute Hospital); BMJ Architects (Children’s hospital and labs); Hirst Landscape Architects; Buchan + Associates, healthcare planners; URS, civil and structural engineering CDM co-ordinators; Wallace Whittle, mechanical and electrical engineers (Adult acute and Children’s hospitals); Harley Haddow, mechanical and electrical engineers (Laboratories).

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Note to Editors: Currie & Brown is a leading consultant in asset management and construction matters in the healthcare sector. It advises the NHS in the UK across four areas of expertise: Project Management, Cost Management, Consulting and Business Consultancy.

One of the top ten consultancies in the world, Currie & Brown is on national NHS frameworks in England and Scotland and has advised on some of the largest health projects in the UK in recent years.

The business is headquartered in London with 10 regional offices across the UK. It also has offices throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Americas and associated offices in Africa and employs 1000 worldwide.

Southern General Hospitals Project The new Southern General Hospitals project will deliver a state-of-the-art a new 1109-bedded adult hospital and a new 240-bedded children’s hospital, together with a major laboratory development and a significantly upgraded maternity unit on the Govan site by 2015. Some of the existing buildings on the Southern Campus will remain, bringing the total bed numbers on the site up to around 1950. The renowned Neurosciences and Spinal Injuries Units will stay on site providing specialist head, brain and spinal injury care for patients from all over the West of Scotland and beyond. In addition, the modern Langlands Building, which provides specialist rehabilitation services for older people will be retained along with the associated Physical Disability Rehabilitation Unit.

This investment in the new hospitals and maternity unit, together with the new laboratory facility will transform the experience of healthcare for patients and staff alike. It will see Glasgow become the home to the largest, most advanced single NHS development in the United Kingdom. Achieving this ‘gold-standard’ of triple co-location will ensure immediate access to specialist services of all kinds and therefore the highest quality and safety standards for adults, children and babies alike.

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