Glasgow Net Zero hub will boost local regeneration

Parkhead Health & Care Centre, under construction in Glasgow, will become Scotland’s first working Net Zero carbon health and social care facility, improving the lives of some 200,000 people.

Gordon Gibb of Hoskins Architects, Andrew Baillie of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Paul Carle, Construction director at BAM Construction, and Gray Smithson of Hub West Scotland, set out how Parkhead Health & Care Centre, a new facility under construction by BAM in Glasgow, will become Scotland’s first working Net Zero carbon health and social care facility. Scotland’s largest facility of its kind, it will also become ‘a beacon of care and pride for the city’ – by improving the health and lives of some 200,000 people. 

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC) is the largest NHS Board in Scotland, and Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city. The North East Locality of Glasgow has a population of over 176,000, and despite a range of regeneration programmes, the local population remains one of Scotland’s most deprived, with major problems of poor health and poor quality of life outcomes. A key priority for Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is thus to invest in improved services across the partnership to address some of the underlying causes. The ongoing programme of transformational change in health and social care services requires a new model of service delivery to maximise the opportunity for early intervention, prevention, and harm reduction – providing greater self-determination and choice; shifting the balance of care; enabling independent living for longer, and ensuring public protection within the local community of the city’s North East Locality. 

The planned North East Hub will therefore provide an unprecedented opportunity to implement a range of transformation programmes which will improve access to health, social care, and community-based services for local residents, while supporting wider regeneration initiatives in the area.

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