Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Creating one of the UK’s largest acute healthcare facilities


Client

  • Brookfield Multiplex, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Board

Project Status

  • Completed in 2009-2012

Architect

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Engineering University Hospital in Glasgow - Building Interior

Engineering University Hospital in Glasgow

Our involvement with the scheme started in 2009 after we successfully demonstrated to the client our full commitment to meeting the development’s stringent sustainability agenda. Targets included diverting 96% of waste from landfill during the construction process, and helping achieve demanding carbon emissions of no greater than 80kg/m2 per year.

Measures to limit waste and reduce costs included minimizing the amount of excavations, and setting out masonry to minimize cut-offs. Our civil and structural team specified materials for their longevity and low maintenance with a view to the whole-lifecycle costs of the building. In a building that is constantly occupied and where the comfort of its users is of utmost priority, the high thermal mass of the floorplate was utilized to mitigate energy demands. Other benefits included in-built fire protection to the concrete frame, which is one of the largest ever built in Europe.

Carbon emissions no greater than 80kg CO2/m2