South Glasgow Hospital Campus

  • Artists impression of the new campus, supplied by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • South Glasgow maternity hospital
  • Construction complete at the new laboratory and facilities management building

When complete the entire complex will treat around 725,000 patients a year including in patients, day surgery, outpatients and accident and emergency services.

The new South Glasgow Hospitals project will deliver a state-of-the-art a new 1109-bedded adult hospital and a new 256-bedded children's hospital, together with a major laboratory development and a significantly upgraded maternity unit on the Govan site by 2015. Some of the existing buildings on the Southern Campus will remain, bringing the total bed numbers on the site up to around 1950.

Lead Partner: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Project Team: Project Director – Alan Seabourne; Community Engagement Manager - Mark McAllister


Project History
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  • Upgrading of existing buildings
  • The new maternity hospital is now complete and open
  • The maternity hospital is now complete
  • Work complete at the new labs
  • The new laboratory is complete
  • View over the new adult hospital construction site
  • The new adult hospital
  • Construction for the new children's A&E is underway
  • The new specialist hospital for children under construction


Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Linthouse


The South Glasgow Hospital Campus development involves the expansion of one hospital and the construction of two new hospitals to create one of the largest hospital complexes in Europe.

The first phase was the expansion and upgrading of the existing maternity hospital.

This is being followed by the new regional children's hospital which will replace Yorkhill and the largest component, the new South Glasgow Hospital with 1100 beds. Existing facilities such as the spinal injuries unit will be retained on the site as well.

The university teaching hospital will provide a wide range of city-wide, regional and national services including the West of Scotland mobility and rehabilitation centre and a national and regional accident and trauma centre.

The existing renowned Neurosciences and Spinal Injuries Units will stay on site providing specialist head, brain and spinal injury care for patients from all over the West of Scotland and beyond. In addition, the modern Langlands Building, which provides specialist rehabilitation services for older people will be retained along with the associated Physical Disability Rehabilitation Unit.

This investment in the new hospitals and maternity unit, together with the new laboratory facility will transform the experience of healthcare for patients and staff alike. It will see Glasgow become the home to the largest, most advanced single NHS development in the United Kingdom.

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Current status:

The contract to build the new hospital complex was awarded to Brookfield Europe in  November 2009.  The New Maternity Hospital opened in Jan 2010.

In November 2010 the detailed plans were unveiled and in December 2010 the Scottish government gave the go ahead for the £842 million spend on the main build project. Build work began early in 2011 and is now well under way.

The build started on the new Laboratory and facilities management building early in 2010 and was completed in late summer 2011, ready for fitting out. The building was opened in 2012.


Maternity opened in January 2010. Labs complete and ready for fit-out September 2011. This will be followed by children's hospital and South Glasgow Hospital which are due to open 2015.


£842 million