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Brookfield Multiplex build cost savings to fund £20m office block at new Glasgow hospital

Build cost savings by Brookfield Multiplex at the £842m New South Glasgow Hospital will fund a £20m office complex for 1,200 hospital staff.

Brookfield Multiplex was awarded the contract to build a new 1,109-bed adult hospital and 256-bed children’s hospital at the New South Glasgow Hospital Campus in November 2009.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said “highly effective and efficient management of construction project” by Brookfield Multiplex meant £20m of contingency monies can be used to fund an office block for 1,200 clinical and administrative hospital staff.

The cost of the new offices will be met within the original project budget of £842m.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde chief executive Robert Calderwood said: “It is particularly pleasing the project has been managed so efficiently that the cost of the office block can be met from the original project budget.

“This is testament to the hard work and skill of all those involved in the construction from the labourers on the ground to the senior managers working closely with our contactor Brookfield Multiplex to deliver the project on time and under budget.”

The new building will provide modern office space with meeting rooms and social spaces, and energy efficient systems.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has approved the full business case for the office building, and it will be submitted to the Scottish government’s capital investment group for approval.

If approved by the CIG, construction would begin in February 2014 with the build completed in spring 2015 in time for the transfer of services into the new hospitals.

The New South Glasgow Hospital Campus will replace services at four existing hospitals from 2015, and it will be the largest hospital in Scotland.

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