The New South Glasgow Hospital is the only building project in the UK to be shortlisted for a prestigious World Architecture Festival Award (WAF) in the category of health.
The WAF Awards recognise the best in architecture and design from around the world and the £842 million hospital is nominated this year in the Future Projects – health category.
This NHSScotland flagship project comprises two new hospitals - a new 1109-bed adult hospital and a new 240-bed children’s hospital together with a new state-of-the-art laboratory which is already complete. The build is already having an impact on the city skyline as it continues at a rapid rate.
The complete project replaces Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital and the city’s current children’s hospital. The old Southern General Hospital site has already changed almost beyond recognition as work continues at an exciting pace.
Designed by Nightingale Associates and built by Brookfield Multiplex, the full hospital project is on track for completion on time and on budget in 2015.
The winners of the WAF award will be announced at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore in October and the winners will automatically be a contender for Future Project of the Year.
The New South Glasgow Hospitals project has already been nominated for a WAF award. Last year, the first of four new multi-storey car parks at the hospital were nominated for their highly stylish and modern design which was specifically chosen to complement the overall iconic design of the wider super hospital campus.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chief Executive, Robert Calderwood, said: “I am delighted that, once again, the design of the New South Glasgow Hospital project has been recognised in these World Architecture awards. We are very proud of the thought and effort that has gone into creating this hospital from both our own medical professional point of view and from a design aspect. When the new hospital is complete and open to patients I have no doubt that it will be a facility that everyone in Glasgow and indeed the whole of Scotland will be proud of.”
Architect Graham Harris from Nightingale Associates said: “Nightingale’s vibrant and community-focused design forms a strong architectural identity, providing first-rate facilities that will make South Glasgow Hospital a valuable civic asset. A proactive team ethos from the outset has continued right through the design development and into the current construction phases. Making the WAF shortlist is a really exciting opportunity to showcase Glasgow’s new hospital, and it demonstrates the rewards that a collaborative approach and design quality can deliver.”
Director of Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe Mike Sharples said: “We are very pleased the New South Glasgow Hospital has been shortlisted. The design and construction of the project will give Glasgow one of the most advanced adult acute services hospitals in the UK and will be the biggest critical care complex in Scotland.
“We are proud to be building the New South Glasgow Hospital. This project has shown that by engaging with the local community and involving them in the design and construction, a real difference can be made, and leave a legacy of careers and skills behind – as well as a state of the art healthcare facility.”
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