BAM bags $45m contract for new health centre in Scotland

WCN Editorial Team 30 Oct 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based private sector development company hub West Scotland has selected BAM Construction to build Scotland’s biggest health centre, named North East Health Centre, in Parkhead, Glasgow.

Under the £35m ($44.9m) contract, BAM Construction will design and build the North East Health Centre on Salamanca Street. The health centre will be delivered on behalf of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Glasgow Health & Social Care Partnership.

With a capacity to accommodate 900 staff, the health centre will feature a three-storey building, spanning 10,000ft² of clinical, support and training space and car parking.

BAM Construction regional director Bruce Dickson said: “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.”

BAM said that the health centre will allow Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde to develop more integrated and efficient ways of delivering critical public services across the North East of Glasgow.

Additionally, the hub will provide GP surgeries, a pharmacy, specialist children’s services, district nursing, health visitors, and social work services.

Designed by Hoskins Architects, the centre will also provide older people’s mental health services, learning disability services, sexual health services, addiction services, meeting rooms and a café.

Work on the project is scheduled to start in summer 2020 and will be delivered in phases. It is planned to be completed in early 2025.

hub West Scotland chief executive Iain Marley said: “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.”

In September 2019, BAM Construction was selected by Commercial Estates Group (CEG) as a preferred contractor for the first phase of £350m South Bank regeneration scheme in Leeds, UK.

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Image: Illustration of the proposed health centre in Scotland. Photo: courtesy of BAM Construction.

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