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Southern General Hospital

New Building for NHS – Southern General in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland

6 May 2015

Southern General Hospital, Glasgow

Architects: Avanti

Meeting the Needs of Southern General Hospital, Glasgow

Southern General Hospital serving the South-West of Glasgow, has chosen to work closely with Boon Edam to offer their patients, staff and visitors to the hospital a welcoming entry to their hospital. By installing a bespoke Duotour revolving door with integrated curved corridors, the entrance to the hospital serves as a multi-functional entrance to the prestigious building. Users of the hospital are now able to flow more quickly and smoothly through this mobility hotspot.

New Southern General Hospital Glasgow entry

Serving the People of South West Glasgow
As a working arm of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Southern General Hospital is a large teaching hospital with an acute operational bed complement of approximately 900 beds. The hospital is located in the South West of Glasgow, Scotland and provides a comprehensive range of acute and related clinical services to residents there.

A Gateway to Improvement
David Healy, Area Project Manager for Boon Edam UK Ltd said “We have installed the bespoke Duotour revolving door with integrated curved corridors which included 4 auto-swing pass doors for the use of disabled users. Before our involvement in the project, our client was faced with the task of finding a supplier who could meet their bespoke design requirements”. The new entrance system is a highly functional piece of equipment which compliments the overall façade of this prestigious building.


Customisation and Cooperation
Boon Edam has worked closely with the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Southern General Hospital since the start of the project in November 2013 to create a fully customised entry solution for this hospital. This project is totally unique as the overall structure and door arrangement was specifically designed by the company’s design teams both in the UK and The Netherlands to help meet the client’s bespoke requirements. The design team working for our client chose to work with Boon Edam as they were the only revolving door manufacturer and supplier that could meet the intricate design requirements for their entrance arrangement. After several months of design work and final approval from the client, the manufacture began with a twelve week lead time. The manufacture of the product was completed and delivered on time to meet the site programme. Overall, the design and manufacture process took approximately eight months to complete and the client was satisfied with the end result.

23 Apr 2008

New Southern General Hospital

Architects : Avanti (London)

Aerial view of Southern General:
Southern General Hospital

The view is from the west (i.e. from Renfrew) looking towards the centre of Govan and the city centre. The Southern General Hospital site is in the background with the planned new developments i.e. the Adult Acute Hospital, New Children’s Hospital, New Laboratory Facility and New Maternity extension all identified. Identified in the forefront of the plan is a vision of how future development of some of the surrounding area could be redeveloped to attract supporting scientific and commercial technology based businesses to relocate into the Govan area:
Southern General Hospital Glasgow

This is a view from Moss Road (east) looking towards Renfrew. The main elevation of the New Adult Acute Hospital is seen on the forefront of the picture identifying its location on the Southern General Hospital Site. The New Children’s Hospital can be seen in the background. Highlighted is the route which is planned for a new Fastlink service linking the city centre and Braehead Centre through the Southern General Hospital site:
Southern General Hospital Building

View from Govan Road main Hospital site entrance and identifying the new face of the Southern General Hospital with the New Adult Acute Hospital and New Children’s Hospital. As you enter the Southern General Hospital site you will quickly approach the main entrances of the two hospitals and Accident & Emergency Departments:
Southern General Hospital

New Maternity Building viewed from the North:
Southern General Hospital

New Maternity Building viewed from New Children’s Hospital:
Southern General Hospital

New Southern General Hospital – images / text from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Southern General hospital – design by Nightingale Associates
New South Glasgow Hospital Campus

New Southern Hospital Glasgow
Scotland’s biggest ever hospital building project, the New Southern Hospital in Glasgow, will be entirely publicly funded.

The Scottish Government has approved the outline business case for the £842m project, which will see an integrated children’s and adult hospital built on the site of the current Southern General Hospital.

First Minister, Alex Salmond said: “By funding the entire project through public finance, we are ensuring it is deliverable, affordable, sustainable and represents best value for money for the taxpayer.

“Not only that, but patients throughout the West of Scotland will reap the benefits of single-site hospital care, providing seamless and specialised treatment. The NHS Board has worked with the Carbon Trust to ensure that the proposed building and transport links are sustainable – a significant and positive contribution to Scotland’s economy and environment.”

Public Health Minister, Shona Robison, said: “With services for all ages – from maternity to paediatric and adult – on a single site, patients will be able to get immediate access to a wider range of specialist services for adults, children and babies alike.

“By increasing efficiency and streamlining services, patients can look forward to shorter waiting times and better continuity of care. Single rooms for all patients will not just provide patients with greater privacy but will also be a major step forward in infection control.

“This will be the largest single investment in health services ever undertaken in Scotland and will transform healthcare for both patients and staff. It also has the potential to regenerate and breathe new life into Govan, Glasgow, and the wider community of the west of Scotland.”

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is providing £270m towards the Glasgow Southern General project, with £20m from locally held endowments and the balance of £552m provided by the Scottish Government.

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