EOS, a leading light gauge steel specialist, are in the process of delivering over 20,000 square metres of SFS Facade backing wall system, stud and track, to one of the largest hospital complexes in Europe, South Glasgow Super Hospital.
EOS is supplying one of their key clients, Prater, part of the Linder Group, with full design and all materials from their purpose built 40,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in County Durham. The factory is fully equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, technology and processes that is fully compliant to ISO 9001:2008 standards.
Praters Operations Manager, William Morrison said, We employed EOS due to their reputation for speed, design and service. We are very pleased that our expectations have been surpassed and that EOS continues to deliver a first class service to us.
The hospital is being built on the site of the existing Southern General Hospital in the south-west of the city. The £842 million publicly funded development is the largest design and build project in Scotland and is scheduled for completion in 2015. The hospital will give Glasgow one of the most advanced hospitals in the UK and will have the largest critical care complex in Scotland.
The project comprises of 25,000m² laboratory facilities and 166,000m² Adult and Childrens Hospital. The main hospital will provide 1,109 beds all with en-suite facilities and will have a view outwards to encourage natural daylight into the building. The childrens hospital will have 250 beds and will create a welcoming environment to help the children through their visit.
The new complex will centralise acute services currently provided by three different hospitals. The hospital project involves the expansion of one hospital and the building of two others. The hospitals will be joined as one to share core services but both have separate identified and distinctive entrances for their recipients.
As well as the hospital, public transport, local amenities and pedestrian route & links will be some of the added benefits that the hospital will bring. Sustainability was also a key element with a low carbon emission requirement was essential for the building achieving a very good BREEAM rating.