BAM to build Scotland’s biggest healthcare centre yet

BAM Construction has been appointed by hub west Scotland to build Scotland’s biggest health centre to date in Parkhead, Glasgow. North East Health Centre, located on the city’s Salamanca Street, will be delivered on behalf of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Glasgow Health & Social Care Partnership, and will accommodate 900 staff, bringing together a number of community health services currently located at nine different sites.

The £35 million design and build contract will see the construction of a three-storey building, spanning 10,000 m2 of clinical, support, and training space and car parking. It will enable 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.

The hub will provide GP surgeries, a pharmacy, specialist children’s services, district nursing, health visitors, social work services, older people’s mental health services, learning disability services, sexual health services, addiction services, meeting rooms, and a café.

Bruce Dickson, Regional Director, BAM Construction, 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.”

The health centre will be Designed by Hoskins Architects, with work due to commence on site in summer 2020, and the project delivered in phases, with completion scheduled for early 2025.