Financial close achieved on £72m Glasgow east end health and care centre

CONSTRUCTION will start imminently on a new £72 million health and care centre in Glasgow’s east end after financial close was achieved.

hub West Scotland has reached the milestone with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) together with Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council. The main building of the Parkhead facility is expected to be complete in the summer of 2024.

The project design was led by the team at Hoskins Architects supported by Aecom, Currie and Brown, ERZ Landscaping, and JGA Fire Engineer. BAM Construction will be responsible for the construction phase.

The centre will contribute to Scotland’s net zero goals by avoiding reliance on fossil fuels and support the health board in achieving the nation’s first working net zero carbon health and social care facility. The centre will also contain a public library and learning and development training facilities.

The project is the tenth health and care centre facility to be delivered by hub West Scotland for NHSGGC, as part of a £200 million investment programme.

Iain Marley, CEO of hub West Scotland, said, “We are thrilled to be proceeding with the construction phase and to continue our highly valued partnerships with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow City Council and BAM Construction. This exemplar net zero carbon development will provide high quality facilities that enable transformational improvements in the delivery of health and social care services.

“In addition to enhancing the future delivery of community services, our focus on maximising benefits for local communities is ensuring that the project brings value through the creation of new jobs; apprenticeships and training, and business opportunities for local businesses.”

Jim Ward, regional director, BAM Construction, added, “BAM have been working on the pre-construction phase of the project for the last two years and during that period we have also carried out the advanced demolition works to allow us to make a meaningful start on the construction works. We are delighted that this project provides us to further opportunity to deliver a high-quality project in conjunction with hub West and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde having successfully completed Clydebank Health Centre, Greenock Health Centre and Stobhill Mental Health Wards in recent years.”

Gordon Gibb, director, Hoskins Architects, commented, “After several years of hard work by the whole team, we are thrilled that this project has reached another milestone. The project will regenerate an important site in the Parkhead area of the city and, as with all our Hub projects, we look forward to seeing it transform users’ healthcare experiences and to delivering a building that truly benefits the whole community.”