Construction contractor Balfour Beatty has been chosen to build Glasgow’s new £21 million hospice.
To be built at Bellahouston Park on land gifted by Glasgow City Council, the state-of-the-art Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice will be the first in the UK to follow the Scandinavian Sengetun model of care.
With “placemaking at the centre of its approach”, the innovative scheme will provide space for privacy, dignity and compassionate care when it opens in 2018.
“I am delighted to announce that Balfour Beatty will help us realise our dream to build a 21st Century healthcare facility for the people of Glasgow,” said the Prince & Princess of Wales hospice chief executive Rhona Baillie.
“This is a major step forward as work now starts at the site.”
Hector Macaulay, Balfour Beatty regional managing director, Scotland, added: “The way the community has pulled together over the last four years has been really impressive, raising vast sums of money to bring this state-of-the-art facility to fruition.
“We’re pleased to have got construction underway, and to be working closely with The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice to deliver a facility which will provide high quality care for patients and their families.”
The hospice still needs to raise the final £2.7 million to finish the build. To donate, visit www.ppwh.org.uk/donate or text BRICK to 70660.