On behalf of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC), Robertson will build an adult acute admissions unit, replacing an existing facility currently provided in a Victorian building on the southern general campus.
The new two-storey unit will provide treatment for patients with severe mental illness and will provide 48 single ensuite rooms.
The facility, scheduled for completion in August 2013, is targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating. Environmental credentials derive from a gas-fired micro combined heat and power system, and an electrically-powered air source.
Robertson regional managing director Martin Smith attended a sod cutting ceremony this week with NHSGGC chairman Andrew Robertson and head of mental health Calum MacLeod.
Mr Smith said: “This is an essential project that will literally transform lives. It is Robertson’s ambition not simply to deliver world-class health facilities, but to do so considerably and in a way that respects the community. We will be bringing all our experience to the project to ensure we provide an innovative 21st century facility.
The project has been procured through Framework Scotland with RD Health appointed as principle supply chain partner and the construction being carried out by Robertson Central.
RD Health is a consortium formed and Robertson Construction Group and Dawn Construction Group to work with the NHS in Scotland as part of Framework Scotland.