South Glasgow Adult Hospital

  • The new adult hospital
  • Detail of the exterior cladding
  • Work continues on the main adult hospital

Project History
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  • The new hospital is due to open in 2015
  • The new adult A&E
  • The new adult hospital is due to open in 2015
  • The new adult hospital during construction
  • Work continues on the main adult hospital
  • The hospital under construction
  • View of the new hospital during construction
  • The link bridge to the new adult hospital
  • Work commences on the new adult hospital


Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Linthouse


The new South Glasgow Adult hospital building will be one of the largest acute hospitals in the UK and one of the most advanced in Europe.

It will have one of the largest emergency departments in Scotland with an estimated 110,000 patients coming through its doors every year as well as being home to major specialised services such as renal medicine and transplantation and vascular surgery.

The new hospital will have 1109 beds, in single room accommodation and cover over 126,000m sq.

Twenty state-of-the-art operating theatres will offer the best available equipment to staff and patients.

The new adult hospital will be integrated with the children's hospital (albeit with separate functions and entrances) creating around 1.8million sq feet of hospital.  A physical link for patients and staff is planned from the new hospitals into the maternity and neurosciences building.

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Current status:

The outline business case for the new hospitals was approved by the Scottish Government in May 2008. In November 2009, the contract to build the new South Glasgow Hospial complex was awarded to Brookfield Europe. Construction started early in 2011.


2011 - 2015