All eyes were on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) and the Royal Hospital for Children (RHC) last night, as they scooped the prestigious international MIPIM award for Best Healthcare Development.
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.
The landmark £850million project, designed by architects IBI Group and constructed by Brookfield Multiplex, 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 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.”
IBI Group’s Neil Murphy added: “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 judges agreed thatthe hospital establishes a new benchmark for healthcare design and delivery. Set within therapeutic parklands the design uses excellent standards of natural light, space, height, materials and technology, which create an inspiring adult acute environment and a science inspired, interactive and colourful children’s facility.
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Providing 100% single adult bedrooms and virtually 100% single children’s bedrooms all with stimulating views, the hospital’s design helps improve infection control and heighten overall patient care, dignity and privacy.
Encompassing novel features such as colourful cantilevered ‘pods’ in the naturally lit atrium, a bespoke patient and visitor sanctuary, beautifully landscaped roof-top children’s play area, integrated artwork and the largest A&E in Scotland; the hospital is set to provide the best quality of care for future generations.
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