Currie & Brown delivers New South Glasgow Hospital project under budget and ahead of time

Currie & Brown is proud to have been part of the team that completed the New South Glasgow Hospital project under budget and five weeks ahead of schedule.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has now officially taken ownership of the South Glasgow University Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children following a ceremonial ‘key handover’. The new campus, with maternity, paediatric and adult hospitals all integrated onto a single site, offers a gold standard in acute hospital provision.

In their role as technical advisor, Currie & Brown engaged and managed the full design and medical planning team to work in partnership with the health board and the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates on all aspects of the project.

Their involvement encompassed all phases of the project, including strategy development, business case, procurement, commissioning and transition management.

Robert Calderwood, chief executive of NHSGGC, commented: "We have worked closely with the Currie & Brown team throughout and they have been instrumental in delivering this major project within budget and ahead of schedule. It has been a significant collaborative team effort."

Douglas Ross, director in Currie & Brown’s Scotland Hub, stated: "We were pleased that our recommendation to use the NEC3 contract was accepted because this provided a structure and stimulus for good management in a collaborative environment with all parties buying into the partnership ethos for successful delivery."

David Hall, Currie & Brown’s project management director, added: "The project was successful because of a joint will to deliver and manage change in a positive manner."

Since Currie & Brown’s involvement in 2008, the project remained on budget at all the key milestones. The project risk management strategy adopted meant that funds were released from the project budget at the appropriate times to allow investment in other facilities on the campus – an £11 million office block and a £12 million teaching and learning facility.

Garry Sanderson, Currie & Brown’s chief operating officer in the UK, added: "This project demonstrates our excellence in service delivery. As we also demonstrated with our work on the major redevelopment of Parliament House in Edinburgh, which was also delivered ahead of schedule and under budget, Currie & Brown’s strong, robust project management capability helps clients to deliver major capital-funded public sector projects successfully."

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