Glasgow’s newest and largest hospital has been named the ‘Queen Elizabeth University Hospital’ after Her Majesty the Queen officially opened the record-breaking facility in July 2015. A fabulous expanse of Tobermore’s permeable Hydropave Sienna Duo and Hydropave Fusion paving in sparkling Silver are featured on the stunning hospital grounds.
The £842m hospital was designed by Gillespies and BMJ, both based in Glasgow, and was constructed by Brookfield Multiplex and Land Engineering. Built on the site of the previous Southern General Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital amalgamates the Southern General, the Royal Hospital for Sick Kids at Yorkhill, the Western and Victoria infirmaries and the Mansionhouse Unit, forming one of the largest acute hospitals in the UK.
Operated by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the 1,109 bed facility incorporates two accident and emergency departments, one for adults and one for children, a maternity hospital, and state of the art laboratory services.
Tobermore’s Hydropave Sienna Duo and Hydropave Fusion block paving were specified as an environmentally friendly yet attractive landscaping solution for the new hospital. Both Hydropave Sienna Duo and Hydropave Fusion are permeable paving systems which provide a sustainable method of storm water drainage and a solution to flooding and pollution issues, ensuring landscape longevity for the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Hydropave Sienna Duo and Hydropave Fusion feature a sparkling granite aggregate surface layer, with a similar appearance to that of natural granite, which produces a sharp, modernistic look. The aesthetics of these products have created a beautiful and complementary accompaniment to the contemporary Queen Elizabeth University Hospital building.