New South Glasgow Hospitals laboratory
The New South Glasgow Hospitals built a state-of-the-art medical laboratory facility combined with a discrete facilities management hub to accommodate the following services: blood sciences, genetics pathology, microbiology, facilities management and mortuary and post-mortem.
The central facilities management hub includes material handling space for external receiving and internal distribution, workshops and storage space and general administration space.
The building was designed for 700+ staff and provides large open-plan laboratory space. It is constructed to meet the campus BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and incorporates low-carbon energy features and environmental design elements such as green roofs and solar control features.
Currie & Brown was selected to manage the project development from initial briefing stage to handover.
We helped ensure the success of the programme by managing a significant change in the project brief. The original brief was a two-site strategy comprising leased new-build space and owned space that was to be refurbished. As part of an initial review we identified the cost benefits of creating a central combined facility. In addition, as other services were being considered for inclusion in the brief, but could not be confirmed prior to commencement of design development, we suggested designing the facility to accommodate future expansion at roof level. This option was introduced at minimal cost. During design development the additional facilities were required, and due to the earlier design decisions, they could be incorporated with limited impact to the programme.
We also ensured that post-contract change was minimised, with the outcome that cost and program changes were negligible. The overall project was completed within budget and with minimal compensation events.