The Board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has today approved the Full Business Case for a new £20million administration complex for the New South Glasgow Hospital Campus.
The new office block will provide some 1,200 workspaces for clinical and administrative staff transferring to the new campus from the Western Infirmary, Victoria Infirmary, parts of the existing Southern General and Yorkhill Hospital which will all close following the transfer of services to the New South Glasgow Hospitals campus in 2015.
The construction of the New South Glasgow Campus has been managed so efficiently that the entire cost of the new office block is being met from the original project budget of £842million.
The original project included contingency monies that were set aside to allow for any slippage due to weather delays and any other unforeseen issues. However due to the highly effective and efficient management of construction project these monies have not been needed and can therefore be reinvested.
The new accommodation will provide consultants, other clinical and administration staff with:
• A modern high-tech 21 century office which is fit-for-purpose with access to natural day light
• Excellent ability to co-locate clinical and speciality teams
• Access to quiet space for discussions with colleagues and patients and their families, meeting rooms and social interaction areas.
• An eco efficient facility which will contribute to NHSGGC meeting a national HEAT target for reducing carbon emissions.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chief Executive, Robert Calderwood, said: “I am delighted that the board has approved these plans to create modern office accommodation for staff transferring to the new campus in 2015. Many of the staff who will use the new office space will have been using facilities that are not fit-for-purpose in some of our older building and this development will give them access to the most modern administrative facilities available.
“It is particularly pleasing the project has been managed so efficiently that the cost of the office block can be met from the original project budget. This is testament to the hard work and skill of all those involved in the construction from the labourers on the ground to the senior mangers working closely with our contactor Brookfield Multiplex to deliver the project on time and under budget.”
Now the Board have approved the Full Business Case it will now be submitted to the Scottish Government’s Capital Investment Group (CIG) for their approval.
If approved by the CIG construction is likely to begin in February 2014 with the build completed in spring 2015 in time for the transfer of services into the new hospitals.
When the new hospitals open in 2015 it will complete a package of investment of some £2.5 billion over the past 10 years in new and refurbished hospital and community healthcare facilities for NHSGGC.
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