All eyes were on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) and the Royal Hospital for Children (RHC) as they scooped the prestigious international MIPIM award for Best Healthcare Development on 17 March.
The landmark £842 million Glasgow Hospital designed by architects, IBI Group and constructed by Brookfield Multiplex in collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Board, was one of four shortlisted entries that was voted for by event delegates and a judging panel made-up of prominent property professionals.
Robert Calderwood, Chief Executive, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said:
“I am delighted that the design of the new QEUH and the RHC have been recognised internationally as one of the most outstanding healthcare projects across the world.
“We were a long time in the planning and construction but the results are now providing the residents of Greater Glasgow and Clyde and beyond state-of-the-art facilities at the forefront of the latest advances in healthcare.”
The judges agreed that the hospital established a new benchmark for healthcare design and delivery. Set in a therapeutic set within therapeutic parklands, the design used excellent standards of natural light, space, height, materials and technology, which created a ‘hotel like’ adult acute environment and a science inspired, interactive and colourful children’s facility.
IBI Group’s Neil Murphy said:
“It took a considerable time to plan, design and construct this world-class hospital, which is a beacon for wellbeing in the local community.
“For all the doctors, nurses, patients and staff, in addition to the vast design and build team that were involved in delivering the hospital, this internationally-renowned award is testament to their collaborative effort.”
The iconic 14-storey, 170,000m² hospital is amongst Europe’s largest and most advanced medical campuses and is a catalyst for wider regeneration in and around Scotland’s largest city.
The MIPIM Awards, launched in 1991 is the highlight of an annual event held in Cannes, France that brings together over 21,000 influential property players to honour the most outstanding and accomplished global projects from around the world.