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Scotland’s biggest health centre earmarked for Parkhead

October 29 2019

Scotland’s biggest health centre earmarked for Parkhead

BAM Construction and Hoskins Architects are to build Scotland’s largest health centre at Parkhead, Glasgow, following their appointment by Hub West Scotland.

North east Health Centre will rise on Salamanca Street, drawing together 900 healthcare professionals working for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Glasgow Health & Social Care Partnership who are currently dispersed across nine separate sites.

The £35m design and build contract will deliver 10,000sq/m of clinical, support and training spaces, dwarfing previously delivered centres in the Gorbals, Woodside and elsewhere in the city to enable better integration of services.

Bruce Dickson, regional director at BAM Construction, said, “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 phased build is expected to commence in summer 2020 for completion by early 2025.


#1 Posted by rammy on 29 Oct 2019 at 10:50 AM
5 years to build ......... surely not
Robin B's Discount
#2 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 29 Oct 2019 at 13:27 PM
Bruce did well to fit this in with his touring duties with Iron Maiden...
Witchery Witch
#3 Posted by Witchery Witch on 29 Oct 2019 at 15:26 PM
In line with recent health investments, The Glass Ball says 1,5 year delay and budget increase of 40%. Predicted on 29.10.19. Change my mind.
#4 Posted by Pleasantfield on 29 Oct 2019 at 16:08 PM
Ok consolidating 900 folk from 9 sites to 1. But how accessible is it for those who will use it. Clearly massive centralisation has been shown not to work that well. 900 staff will be a lot of car parking x £500. Good luck to those travelling from Woodside Gorbals etc to Parkhead. I am far from convinced on this strategy.
#5 Posted by Inahuf on 29 Oct 2019 at 18:01 PM
#4 they’ve just built centres at Woodside & Gorbals so you don’t need to travel from there, just from Parkhead & other areas of NE Glasgae. Right next to The Forge seams pretty accessible to me...
#6 Posted by Dan on 29 Oct 2019 at 18:20 PM
Ok if there was a rail station at Parkhead forge
#7 Posted by E=mc2 on 29 Oct 2019 at 20:53 PM
All of the recent health centres, at Woodside, Gorbals, Maryhill and Eastwood were all extremely late, with all four due to have been completed by 2016 at a total cost of something like £34m (for all four). Be interested to hear what the final bill actually looked like for all four.
#8 Posted by Inahuf on 30 Oct 2019 at 06:42 AM
@7 short google search found initial estimate for Eastwood, pre site selection, was £18-24m.

- says it cost £15m. Hub website has £14.3m, excluding furniture I guess.

The other 3 centres are similar size so don’t know where your £34m for all 4 comes from... that’d need a cost/sq.m around that of volume housing. I bet if they set such ludicrously low budgets you’d be on here complaining about incompetent public procurement.
#9 Posted by mick on 30 Oct 2019 at 13:18 PM
Excuse me, am I supposed to be excited by this miserable external view. Shall I imagine it on a cold wet Glasgow evening to gain a real understanding of how pathetic it may well become.
#10 Posted by airdrieman on 30 Oct 2019 at 13:55 PM
#9 'cold wet Glasgow evening...' it will be open in the evening. brilliant!
#11 Posted by E=mc2 on 5 Nov 2019 at 00:10 AM
@8 I think you will will find the original schemes and budgets date back to 2012 and were around £8-9m each at that time.

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