£27m investment dedicated to teaching and learning

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Regius Professor Anna Dominiczak, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, Alex Neil, MSP, Andrew Robertson, Chairman, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Doug Keillor, Regional Director, BAM Construction Scotland.

WORK on the new Teaching and Learning Centre has taken a significant step forward with the completion of the structural frame.

The news was welcomed by Alex Neil, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, who was at the new centre to perform the Topping Out ceremony.

The Teaching and Learning Centre, developed jointly by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and The University of Glasgow, is an investment of £27 million to provide a training environment for the clinical years of the undergraduate medical degree (MBChB), postgraduate training facilities for medical staff and a large variety of NHS professionals and will ensure that we can train the next generation of doctors, scientists, clinical academics and support staff.

Alex Neil was introduced to NHS and University staff, as well as staff from the contractors BAM. He said,  “This is a significant milestone in the development of what is going to be a fantastic facility. The Teaching and Learning Centre will provide an ideal environment in which the medical staff of tomorrow can learn the high quality skills they will need to provide superb care.

“It is great news that working closely with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde we are making substantial progress, both in the Teaching and Learning Centre and across the Southern General site. This project – backed by massive Scottish Government investment – is set to deliver a truly world class new hospital facilities for the people of Glasgow.”

Three floors of this purpose built centre will be dedicated to teaching and learning and will ensure the highest levels of support and development available for staff and students.

The Centre will include an Innovation facility, supported by funding from the Scottish Funding Council and Glasgow City Council, which will accommodate the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre and incubator units for industry.

The £20m Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre will use modern whole genome DNA sequencing to select the best treatments for patients with chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular and inflammatory conditions.

Doug Keillor Regional Director BAM Construction Scotland, said,  “We are delighted to have been selected and trusted to deliver this unique facility for NHS GGC and Glasgow University. This is an exciting project for all involved and as a result of the team effort working together we’re looking forward to a successful handover in summer 2015.”