Gorbals Health Centre

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The current Gorbals Health Centre is the base for five GP practices. It was built in the early 1970s and serves a current registered population of approximately 28,000 people. Space in the existing health centre is extremely limited and contrains the delivery and future development of primary care and community health services to meet current and future needs. The building is of poor fabric and requires substantial investment to improve various problems such as water supply and electrical infrastructure.

Opportunities to develop solutions which are as efficient as possible will be driven throughout the design process. The design of the building will ensure patient space is shared wherever possible. Also as part of the design development work the Board will also explore the utilisation of sharing back office services including scanning of records. A bank of community rooms for sessional services to share and be designed to be used as flexibly as possible.

The design will support out-of-hours sessional use for services for young people, smoking cessation classes etc, along with access for other health and community groups to utilise the facilities of the new building.

Text by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

For further details of the project download the full case study via the link in the resources section to the right.

About this development
Project Gorbals Health Centre
Location Gorbals, Glasgow
Client Body NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Delivery Team HubWest
Value £13 million
Procurement Type Design Build Finance Maintain (DBFM)
Development Types Children’s and young people’s services, Dental care, Integrated services, Primary care, Elderly
SCIM Design Statement Gorbals Health Centre (PDF)
Project Summary Gorbals Health Centre (PDF)
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