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Iconic New South Glasgow Hospital Campus Unveiled

November 06, 2009 11:56 AM

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Today the iconic design of the New South Glasgow Hospital Campus has been unveiled.

The inspiring design was unanimously agreed as the outstanding contender from three strong bids.

While the £670million contract was not the lowest of the three bids it did represent the best value for money in delivering, and in many cases surpassing, the Board’s ambitions for a gold-standard hospital campus that will serve the West of Scotland for generations to come.

The company behind the successful bid, Brookfield Europe, is a major international builder with vast experience in world class healthcare developments.

The project which will be the largest single NHS hospital build project ever undertaken in Scotland, will cost in excess of £840million in total. The additional costs will include investments in internal roadways, patient transport terminuses and state-of-the-art advanced equipment.

Robert Calderwood, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that Brookfield Europe shares our vision to create high standards of excellence in healthcare and design. The three companies bidding for the project offered a range of innovative and creative designs but Brookfield captured the best of all worlds in their proposal. We are proud to confirm they are now our preferred contractor.

“A key consideration for us has always been ensuring economic benefit to the local community. Brookfield has agreed to our requirement that they will offer jobs and training to locally recruited apprentices and people who are currently unemployed which will be of huge economic benefit.

“They have also agreed that wherever possible, sub-contracting opportunities will be advertised to local small to medium businesses.”

Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: “Today marks a major milestone in Scotland’s biggest ever hospital building project. Selecting Brookfield Europe as the preferred bidder is an important step towards creating a world-class new hospital campus on the Southern site.

“This is not only good news for patients but for the community as a whole – every penny of the cost will be met from the public purse and the jobs created by the construction will provide a major boost for the local economy.

“The existing Southern already provides world-class care. The designs I’ve seen today for both the new adult and children’s hospitals will provide them with world-class facilities. For example, all the beds will be single rooms in the adult hospital wards– an important weapon in our fight against hospital infections. I look forward to seeing this radical design transforming the Govan skyline.”

Ashley Muldoon, Executive Director for Brookfield Europe and Managing Director for Brookfield Construction, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the contractor for the new South Glasgow Hospitals design and construction project which will be one of the most advanced medical facilities in Europe. This project marks Brookfield’s first major development project in Scotland and we are looking forward to expanding our presence north of the border working with our teams here and creating new employment opportunities for the local community and Scotland as a whole.

“Brookfield has considerable experience in the delivery of healthcare projects of this scale and stature, both in the UK and internationally. We are already working on high profile developments such as Peterborough City Hospital, which is on schedule for completion next year and the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Murdoch, Australia.”

The plans for the complex will see a brand new 14-floor adult hospital with 1109 beds. Every patient in the wards will have their own single en-suite room and Brookfield’s creative design means that every room will have excellent views of either the Campsie Hills or out onto the Clyde or Paisley and not one will look in one another.

The single room accommodation will be of fantastic benefit in the fight against healthcare associated infection and the tremendously flexible design of the whole project will, from a nursing perspective, provide unrivalled flexibility as nursing care develops into the future.

A brand new children’s hospital, with a separate identity and entrance, will be adjoined to the adult hospital. With 256 beds over five storeys it will replace the existing Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Stunning designs include a covered roof garden where young patients can enjoy a range of activities in the fresh air including their own stage where they can put on theatrical productions! Brookfield have ensured a design so in tune with the needs of patients that children can even be brought out to the roof garden in their beds.

The new children’s hospital will be a mix of four-bedded and single-bedded accommodation as it’s been shown that a child’s health benefits from being around other children.

The new children’s hospital will not only be linked to the adult hospital but also to the redeveloped £28million maternity wing which has just been handed over by the contractors and will be opened, after commissioning, in early 2010.

A subterranean link will connect the new adult and children’s hospital to a brand new laboratory to ensure round the clock support. The full business case for the new laboratory was approved this week by the board and Brookfield will begin construction for the laboratory next year as one of the first pieces in the campus jigsaw.



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• The footprint of the development area will be the equivalent of more than 11 football pitches.

• 1109 beds in the adult hospital – with the vast majority of patients in their own single en-suite room with a view.

• 256 beds in the new children’s hospital over five floors with overnight accommodation for a parent or guardian at every bedside (with the exception of intensive care.)

• There will be around 2000 beds on the site including new adults and children’s hospital together with maternity beds, Neurosciences Unit beds and Langlands building providing care for older patients.

1st Quarter 2010 Construction starts on the New Laboratory Development
1st Quarter 2012 Completion of New Laboratory Development
4th Quarter 2010 Submission of Full Business case for New Adult and Children’s Hospitals
1st Quarter 2011 Construction anticipated to start on New Adult and Children’s Hospitals
1st Quarter 2015 Construction of New Adult and Children’s Hospitals anticipated being complete

Brookfield Europe is a UK based operation engaged in Asset and Fund Management, Development, Construction and Facilities Management in the UK and Europe.

Brookfield Construction UK Ltd is currently completing a state-of-the-art new 612 bed acute hospital in Peterborough worth £350million. The acute hospital will be opened next year and is currently three months ahead of schedule, all other facilities have been completed and are operation including the mental health unit. Brookfield’s health personel have been responsible for other significant health developments that include the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Norfolk for Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust , the Addenbrooke Elective Care Centre on behalf of Cambridge University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust, and the Stoke Mandeville Hospital which offers acute and accident emergency services to the Buckinghamshire region.

Globally Brookfield is delivering the design and construction of the £1 billion Fiona Stanley Hospital at Murdoch, Australia. The 643-bed hospital includes acute and medical surgical services, cancer services, emergency department, paediatrics and radiology services. Completion is expected in late 2013.

Brookfield Europe already has interests in Scotland including 75% ownership of Norbord which has a facility in Stirling. Norbord is one of the world's largest manufacturers of engineered wood-based panels.

In addition to healthcare Brookfield holds an interest in the Canary Wharf Estate, London and owns and manages shopping centres such Eden, High Wycombe and Friars Square, Aylesbury. Brookfield also work in partnership on long term mixed use regeneration projects such as Brent Cross Cricklewood, London and undertake significant third party construction work such as the Pinnacle commercial tower in the City of London. They are currently developing Strata, a 43-storey, 480ft residential tower, that is key to the regeneration of the Elephant and Castle district of London. The building has three wind turbines integrated into the design –a world first. It is due for completion next year.

Brookfield Asset Management is a global asset manager focused on property, power and other infrastructure assets with approximately US$80 billion of assets under management.

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