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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s New South Glasgow Laboratory Project has won a Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2012/13 at a special ceremony in Glasgow last night.

The laboratory project collected the GO Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year award. The team who delivered the New South Glasgow laboratory team project were also finalists in the GO Team of the Year award.

As part of the new South Glasgow Laboratory project, NHSGGC and Brookfield Multiplex have implemented a comprehensive and robust Corporate Social Responsibilty programme that incorporates socio, economic, environmental objectives and supports wider regeneration programmes in the locality which has been fully informed by a sustained engagement programme and stakeholder involvement.

This approach to the design, construction and operation of the project reflects core NHS and Brookfield Multiplex values, demonstrating care and respect for the location, communities and environment in which the project is taking place creating a legacy for the community.

The build project has benefited the community by creating 320 jobs, providing 154 young people with work experience placements and providing almost 2000 life-long learning opportunities for employees as well as providing support for local businesses.

NHSGGC, Brookfield Multiplex along with key supply chain partners, Mercury Engineering, Astins and Dunne have undertaken a sustained programme of engagement with local schools, colleges, universities, local residents, community groups and local charities.

The new lab at South Glasgow opened early this year and is one of the most modern facilities in the UK. Home to approximately 700 staff including medical, biomedical scientists,

The New Laboratory scheme is part of the larger £842 million New South Glasgow Hospitals Project.

NHSGGC’s New South Glasgow Hospitals project director Alan Seabourne said: "I am delighted that we have won a GO award for the New South Glasgow laboratory and also that the team which delivered the project so well has also been recognised as a finalist in the Team of the Year award.

"The New South Glasgow Hospitals and Laboratory will be the jewel in the NHSGGC crown and we are working hard to ensure that it takes its rightful place in the heart of the community from the beginning which is why we have spend considerable time working with the local community, creating jobs and providing opportunities for people in the area now and in the future."

Mike Sharples, Director Brookfield Multiplex, said: "We are delighted to have been recognised by these prestigious awards and it is testament to the strong partnership and solid working relationship that exists between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Brookfield Multiplex."

The winners of the GO awards were announced at a special ceremony last night at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow.

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