Work began on the new £12.4 million Health and Care Centre in Maryhill in December 2014 and is expected to be completed by Spring 2016. The project remains on target to meet the completion date.
After construction is completed, the building will be handed over to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and a nal commissioning period will follow, where the building is furnished and prepared. All our staff will receive familiarisation training, prior to them transferring to the new facility, to ensure the transition to the new Health and Care Centre is as smooth as possible for patients, staff and visitors. The new building is expected to be fully operational by summer 2016.
Community Benefits from the new Health and Care Centre
As well as contributing to the regeneration of the Maryhill area a large scale construction project such as the new Health and Care Centre can generate many community bene ts for the local community from increased trade for local businesses to training opportunities for young people.
Throughout the construction phase of the project, a partnership approach between Hub West Scotland, NHS Glasgow City CHP, the primary contractor Morgan Sindall, employability partner
Jobs & Business Glasgow and Education, will deliver and support a range of community benefit activities, from maximising employment opportunities to delivering education engagement activities and site visits.
Even at such an early stage of construction, the project has exceeded some of the agreed community bene ts targets. The project held an Open Doors event in Maryhill Burgh Halls on the 6th & 7th March 2015 and throughout the two days over 45 young people attended to nd out more about careers available in construction and the project with a tour of the site. The project team also attended St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, in support of the School’s, “Supporting Schools Positive Destinations” Event.
Local people have also been successful in gaining employment on the project. A labourer and a cleaning sub- contractor from the local area were employed on the site. The project is currently advertising a position for a Trainee Construction Technician. The partnership is set to continue providing community bene ts to the Maryhill community throughout the development of the project.