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Old February 12th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #181
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An epilepsy centre (hopefully some research will be carried out) is an excellent idea. Why did they not convert this school for the purpose?
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Old February 20th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #182
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First of new campus robots line up for service

ROBOTS are to take over some of the chores of humans at a new £842million hospital campus in Glasgow.

The futuristic of 22 drones have been ordered for use at the New South Glasgow Hospitals Campus.

The robots or automated guided vehicles (AGVs) will be used to move the vast majority of goods and laundry and carry out other chores around vast complex – in and around the site of the city’s Southern General Hospital – via an underground tunnel.

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board (GGCHB) said it will mean safer working for staff while reducing the risk of moving and handling injuries.

The board says the robots will be “safe and people-friendly”.

GGCHB signed a contract with Swiss-based logistics firm Swisslog for the AGVs.

The move follows the recent signing of the world’s most advanced contract in laboratory equipment for the new hospital’s “super lab” which will open its doors this spring.

Robots were brought in for the first time in a Scots hospital at the new Forth Valley Hospital in Larbert.

NHS Greater and Clyde chief executive Robert Calderwood said: “I am delighted with the pace at which the New South Glasgow Hospitals project is developing, on time and on budget.

“This first order of the ‘robots’ further demonstrates this is a modern state-of-the-art building designed to be the very best it can be.”

A key request from hospital facilities was to have an efficient system in place to help move around a variety of equipment and goods.

The sheer size of the New South Glasgow Hospitals Complex, which is due to be complete in 2015 with 1109 beds, will enable goods to be moved around the hospitals and labs easily and quickly.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #183
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Keys Handover of New Multi Million Pound Lab Building







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The keys to the new £90 million laboratory on the new South Glasgow campus have been officially handed over to Andrew Robertson, Chair of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, by Ross Ballingall, Managing Director of the main contractor, Brookfield Multiplex.

The laboratory is part of the £842 million publicly funded New South Glasgow Hospitals which will see an integrated children’s and adult hospital built on the site, the gold standard for healthcare.

The new laboratory building will be linked to the main hospital via a subterranean tunnel and is the first part of the jigsaw to be completed. The building has a floor area of 25,000 square metres over five storeys. This square meterage actually equates to a modern stand alone hospital.

Delivered by contractor Brookfield Multiplex on time and under budget it will be one of the most modern and efficient labs in the UK.

NHSGGC chairman Andrew Robertson said: “I am delighted to be officially accepting the keys of this significant building from Brookfield Multiplex.

“This new laboratory is one of the most modern facilities in the UK and when fully operational will have approximately 700 staff including medical, biomedical scientists, technical assistants, administrative and clerical staff all working as a multi-disciplinary team in the building.

“It will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology to deliver diagnostic services for biochemistry, haematology, microbiology, genetics, pathology and will house the city mortuary.”

Aileen MacLennan, Director of Diagnostic Services, added: “Diagnostic laboratory services assist clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and support ongoing treatment.

“By maximising the use of this southside single-site laboratory we can process patient samples even more quickly and efficiently.

“Apart from the sheer size, it has also seen one of the largest lboratory managed contracts being signed with Abbott Diagnostics. The contract, worth more than £100 million over seven years, will provide stae of the art diagnostic services for Biochemistry, Haematology, Microbiology, Genetics and Pathology with clear financial and clinical.”

Ross Ballingall, Managing Director - Europe, Brookfield Multiplex, said: “Delivering the laboratory building in just under the two year programme required a great team effort from all involved.

“It has been a pleasure working with the Board, design team and our trade contractors to collectively deliver a high quality facility.”

When fully operational in the next few months it will be one of the most modern and efficient labs in the UK.

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The £90 million cost on the new laboratory includes £75 million build costs and £15 million for equipment and fittings.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #184
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Indicative Timetable for New South Glasgow Hospitals and Laboratory Project

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New Laboratory & Facilities Management Building, works commenced 1st quarter 2010

  • Construction of Adult and Children’s Hospitals commenced 1st quarter 2011
  • Completion (Construction) – Laboratory & Facilities Management Building 1st quarter 2012
  • Completion (Construction) – Adult and Children’s Hospitals 1st quarter 2015
  • Operational Date – Adult and Children’s Hospitals Summer 2015








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Old April 24th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #185
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Former Ruchill Hospital

Unfortunate news concerning the former Ruchill Hospital buildings: http://news.stv.tv/scotland/west-cen...anning-appeal/

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A historic hospital is to be demolished after the Scottish Government upheld a planning appeal against Glasgow City Council.

Scottish Enterprise applied to the council to flatten the 11 listed buildings which form the Ruchill Hospital site last year so the land could be sold on for housing development.

After the council refused planning permission, the publicly funded body applied to the government to overturn the decision to knock down the buildings on Bilsland Drive.

A spokesman for Scottish Enterprise said the fabric of the buildings - which housed wards, administration blocks and a mortuary - had deteriorated so much since the hospital closed in 1998 that it would be impossible to see the the site unless they were knocked down.

A government planning report stated that the buildings had been vandalised and valuable lead and slate removed, leaving them damaged by water and in poor condition.

The move has been welcomed by Alex Neil, the cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment, who said it was a "significant step towards regeneration of a difficult site."

The hospital was built in the 19th century and specialised in the treatment of infectious diseases. The B and C listed buildings date from 1895.

Rapid deterioration

Scottish Enterprise's director of business infrastructure, Allan McQuade, said: “We will continue to work closely with the Scottish Government and local authority to explore all viable options for the Ruchill site.

“Despite ongoing maintenance over the last decade, the structures continue to deteriorate with pace.

"We have made every effort to market the site with its existing buildings, but regrettably the only feasible route forward is for demolition of the Grade B and C listed structures."

Scottish Enterprise have been trying to sell the land since 1999. One housing developer pulled out of plans for the site in 2008 and there have been no other developments earmarked since the start of the recession.

Mr McQuade added: "We are therefore pleased that listed building consent for demolition has been granted and will now proceed to implement a programme of works which includes retention of the Grade A listed water tower and prepare the site for future development."

Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment, said: “This is a significant step towards regeneration of a difficult site and, given its scale, of Ruchill itself.

"I have been working closely with the local politicians, Scottish Enterprise and Glasgow City Council over the past few months with the aim of developing proposals to take to the community.

"A cleared site, apart from the iconic A-listed water tower which will be retained, will certainly provide further impetus to development.”

The council had refused planning permission because that they believed more work should be done to discover whether the buildings could be retained and that they were not convinced that it was not economically viable to restore the buildings.

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: “We are aware of the Scottish Government’s decision to uphold the appeal to demolish some of the buildings on the site.”
The entire basis of the demolition is grounded in the rather dubious notion that restoration is no longer ‘financially’ viable, rather than the actual technical viability of restoration or indeed its economic viability; in terms of enhancing the broader amenity of the Ruchill community.

In the case of the B-listed former Nurses Home at Ruchill: http://www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk/ref_no/2758, an officer from Historic Scotland surveyed the site on 07 May 2010, and stated:
“The administration block [also called the nurses block] was designed as the most prestigious building on the site, as is evidenced by the use of stone rather than brick, and its high quality architectural detailing. Although the stonework of this building has suffered from damp, it appears to be structurally sound and plumb. In our view this building should be relatively straightforward to convert as there appears to be little left of the interior. We accept that a degree of demolition will be necessary to enable a residential conversion due to the proximity of the overhead power line, but this should not be carried out until firm proposals for redeveloping the building have been put forward.”
Meanwhile look at the great work that is being done just a stone's throw away by the likes of Maryhill Housing Association: http://www.maryhill.org.uk/news/inde...ocument_id=153, http://www.ads.org.uk/scottisharchit...my-place-award.

There's new Local Housing Organisation-led housing developments going up on all sides of Ruchill Hospital at the moment...I think it's clear that Scottish Enterprise; having arrogantly dismissed out of hand the option of Social Housing for the site some years ago - ignoring local consultation on this - despite failing to secure a commercial developer, and having failed to properly secure and maintain the buildings since they took custody of them in 1999, demonstrates that they are simply not fit for purpose in this regard. I think if all else fails, Glasgow City Council should CPO the site and proactively redevelop/restore the buildings in a consortium with local HAs. Patricia Ferguson MSP, Anne McKechin MP and Cllr Jim Mackechnie all campaigned hard against this decision. It is shocking that the Scottish Government have now rode roughshod over local democracy on this! I only hope we can push for a compromise on facade retention at least; especially on the completely structurally sound sandstone former Nursing Block.

Demolishing the interior of the Nurses Home and using steel bracing to support the exterior sandstone shell (similar to these examples: http://www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk/se...street-glasgow, http://www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk/se...h-road-glasgow) would virtually remove the bulk of the ongoing safety, maintainence and security overhead costs, that seem to have been the primary impetus behind Scottish Enterprise's push to demolish as much of the site as they can get away with, as soon as possible.

The facade(s) could then be incorporated into any future residential development. We could also push for key architectural features of the other C-listed buildings (ward pavilions) that are to be demolished to be salvaged and held in storage so they can be incorporated into any future development.

I hope Scottish Enterprise would at the very least be prepared to realistically consider such mitigating proposals from our elected representatives/GCC before pressing ahead with wholesale destruction of these irreplaceable buildings, in a district that has virtually none left.

Allan McQuade of Scottish Enterprise is quoted in the STV article as being open to consultation with local stakeholders, so hopefully such compromise proposals, that are quite viable in my opinion, will be considered in an objective manner. Then again Scottish Enterprise have no vested interest in anything other than complete demolition.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #186
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It's terrible news, but I still feel we cut off our nose to spite our face on this one. The council was so determined to blackmail a developer (that was practically ready to go ahead on-site) into incorporating social housing into the development, that the whole thing stalled long enough for the housing bubble to burst.
As I said at the time, I'm old-school lefty in terms of my politics, I approve of social housing, but this is Ruchill & Possil ffs. We should have been chomping at the bit at the very idea that a decent private scheme was mooted for the area, not trying to strongarm the developer into doing something that they perceived would be to the detriment of the marketability of the scheme.
I used to work in Possil, and despite its reputation it's not that bad an area, and eminently savable. There are also many many gap sites just crying out for decently planned and sustainable social housing projects. This site was a one-off, and would have injected private capital and later richer residents into the area, which I believe would ultimately have helped the general regeneration. Instead we have a stubborn clusterfuck. I hope those that dug their heels in at the council are proud of themselves, because it really depresses me.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #187
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Old May 16th, 2012, 02:19 PM   #188
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Nice pics Mo.

The more I see of it, the more the SGH looks like it'll be a genuinely impressive piece of architecture.

"Anyone fancy a coffee at the hospital?"
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Nice pics Mo.

The more I see of it, the more the SGH looks like it'll be a genuinely impressive piece of architecture.

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It's going to be vast that's for sure!
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It sure is gona be Massive !

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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #191
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The Water Tower @ Ruchill the only building being saved and restored.

12/01368/DC | Internal and external alterations to listed building, including comprehensive repair works, removal of existing water tanks and installation of security and lighting features. | Water Tower Former Ruchill Hospital 520 Bilsland Drive Glasgow



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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #192
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Is the rest to be demolished? I would of thought some lovely new homes (not the usual cookie cutter crap) could of been built there along with the restoration of old buildings. Some high wuality landscaping and You could make a really nice development.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 12:31 AM   #193
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This is a scandal.

Could do so much with the existing buildings.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 12:45 AM   #194
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Yes, it was reported a few months back, I actually posted it. It's a total disgrace that due to the risk of them being unsafe they have to be demolished. If that's the case then why did the NHS, who own the sight, not sure up the buildings properly in the first place instead of leaving them for a few years before taking action, well after the majority of the structural damage had already taken place, through water and other environmental damage.

At least they are saving the tower, which is the most recognisable part of the hospital and can be seen across Glasgow. Just a shame the rest is to be demolished when they are/were great looking buildings...
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Old July 27th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #195
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I disagree on the tower. Recognisable it might be, but it's also the least convertible structure. Demolition of all of this is a complete disgrace, and I actively and quite genuinely wish horrible things to happen to all concerned.
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Old July 28th, 2012, 05:40 AM   #196
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The Ruchill Hospital demolition will result in the loss of eleven listed buildings in one fell swoop. Has that happened since the 1960s/1970s?

Anyway, another resounding success story for Scottish Enterprise.
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Yep, well done SE. I blame the council as well though, for the reasons given earlier in the thread. They should never have tried to blackmail the developer.
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Ruchill Hospital water tower to be saved

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Scottish Enterprise have applied for listed building consent to undertake repair work to the ornate Ruchill water tower, a grade A landmark in north Glasgow which contains a B listed staircase.

Prepared by Hurd Rolland architects this will entail internal and external conservation and repair works - as well as the implementation of a lighting installation for the 40m tower.

The tower, designed in 1892, is composed predominantly of brick from a rusticated sandstone base and rising to an octagonal tower with pyramidal rood, drum of columns, cupola with foliage top and a finial.

It follows the controversial approval of demolition works to the remainder of the former hospital estate, including a number of C listed structures after repair work was deemed to be unviable.

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I hope the tower doesn't end up being surrounded by a barratt estate.
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I hope the tower doesn't end up being surrounded by a barratt estate.
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