The design delivers a high quality healing environment, which provides a reassuring, enjoyable legible and safe environment for all patients, visitors and staff. Set within therapeutic parklands giving abundant, green spaces for all users as well as the community, the design utilises excellent standards of space, height, materials and technology, in an effort to create a “hotel like” environment.
Vibrant atriums (adult/children) further enhance the non institutional design vision and provide spaces for social interaction, cafes, retail and a cinema, as well as housing state of the art innovative ‘distraction technology’ through collaboration with Glasgow Science Museum.


The Hospital is the first major acute hospital of its size to be designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard. This low carbon design 80kg/m2 year carbon emissions, also has an enhanced “U” value and low air permeability of 5m3/HR/m2@50PA.


Project Details

South Glasgow University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Sick Children by IBI Group
Scheme name: South Glasgow University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Client: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Board/ Brookfield Multiplex
Address: Glasgow, Scotland
Completion: February 2015
Cost: £840 million
Gross internal area: 170,000m2

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