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Wembley touch for super hospital

New South Glasgow Hospital Campus
The adult and children's hospitals will be opened in 2015

The company that built Wembley Stadium has won the £670m contract to construct a new "super hospital" in Glasgow.

UK-based firm Brookfield Europe beat competitors Laing O'Rourke and Balfour Beattie to build the New South Glasgow Hospital Campus.

The total cost of the facility, to be opened in 2015, will rise to £840m once roads and equipment have been paid for.

The 1,300-bed facility will be funded directly by the Scottish government and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The design for the new hospital campus - by architects Nightingale Associates - was unveiled by Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon on Friday.

'Radical design'

"Today marks a major milestone in Scotland's biggest ever hospital building project," she said.

"The designs I've seen for both the new adult and children's hospitals will provide them with world-class facilities.

"All the beds will be single rooms in the adult hospital wards an important weapon in our fight against hospital infections. I look forward to seeing this radical design transforming the Govan skyline."

The new 14-floor adult hospital will have 1,109 beds. Every patient in the wards will have his or her own single en-suite room which will look out to the Campsie Hills, the Clyde or Paisley.

The new five-storey children's hospital, which will have 256 beds and adjoin the adult hospital, will replace the existing Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Its design includes a covered roof garden and a mix of four-bedded and single-bedded accommodation.

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