IBI Group’s Glasgow Hospital Officially Opened by The Queen
Monday, July 20, 2015
The Queen opened Glasgow’s new super hospital during her official engagements in Scotland. In honour of this momentous occasion the £842m hospital designed by IBI Group, has been renamed as The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow and The Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow.
IBI Group’s healthcare design team commenced work on this technically advanced 1,109-bed acute hospital and 259-bed children’s hospital in 2009. Working alongside NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Board and Brookfield Multiplex the team has developed the project from initial masterplanning through to the complete architectural design.
“This is a phenomenal achievement and we are extremely proud of Glasgow’s new hospital and the collaborative effort it took to create this world-class facility on schedule and under budget,” said IBI’s Neil Murphy. “Patient focused and highly sustainable, we believe the hospital will make a real difference to the future wellbeing of the local community.”
The iconic 14-storey Glasgow hospital is one of the most advanced medical campuses in Europe and a catalyst for wider regeneration in and around Scotland’s largest city. Set within therapeutic parklands the design uses excellent standards of natural light, space, height, materials and technology to create a ‘hotel like’ adult acute environment and a science inspired, interactive and colourful children’s facility.
Providing 100% single adult bedrooms and virtually 100% single children’s bedrooms all with stimulating views, the hospital’s design helps improve infection control and heighten overall patient care, dignity and privacy.
Encompassing novel features such as colourful ‘pods’ in the naturally lit atrium, a bespoke patient and visitor sanctuary, beautifully landscaped roof-top children’s play area and the largest A&E in Scotland, the hospital sets a new benchmark for healthcare design.