Construction of the largest healthcare centre in Scotland is scheduled to take place in Parkhead, Glasgow, after hub West Scotland recently appointed the contractor company BAM Construction to the project.
The North East Healthcare Centre, on Salamanca Street, will be constructed at a cost of £35M by BAM Construction under the terms of a design and build contract, with the new development being provided on behalf of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as well as the Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership.
Once completed the new healthcare centre will feature GP surgeries, a pharmacy, specialist children’s services, district nursing, health visitors, social work services, older people’s mental health services, learning disability services, sexual health services, addiction services, meeting rooms, and a café.
Furthermore, the new development will be able to accommodate 900 staff over its 10,000sq m expanse of clinical, support, and training space, in addition to the car park, and will therefore be able to draw together staff and services that are currently spread across a total of nine different sites.
The Regional Director of BAM Construction, Bruce Dickson stated: “We are delighted to be part of the team delivering this visionary health hub. This is a model example of the future provision of health services moving away from a hospital setting to a community based location which is readily accessible with good transport links.”
The Chief Executive of hub West Scotland, Iain Marley added: “We are very pleased to continue our partnership with BAM Construction and are confident that this very important project will build on past successes. That confidence comes from the quality of collaboration on previous projects and BAM’s experience in the health sector.”
Construction of the new healthcare centre is scheduled to commence in the summer of 2020 and completion of the development is predicted to be reached by 2025.
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