Golden Jubilee Hospital Eye Centre

Ophthalmology Unit, Golden Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow

The Ophthalmology building is adjacent to the existing hospital main entrance and is Phase 1 of the two-phased development at the hospital.

Healthcare - Scotland

Project Overview

The Ophthalmology building is situated adjacent to the existing hospital's main entrance and is Phase 1 of a wider development at the hospital. The building contains 6 new ophthalmology theatres and associated pre- and post-theatre care facilities on the ground floor.  The first floor contains staff facilities and a mechanical plant on the rooftop.

The building is a steel-framed structure with piled foundations and a stiffened concrete raft ground floor slab. It's split into a single-storey curved section for patient admittance, and a two-storey theatre and staff area separated by an internal courtyard. The piles are specified as continuous helical displacement piles for minimal vibration and spoil whilst drilling in a busy and operational health facility.  The steel frame was modelled and coordinated with the design team in 3D and was designed with a high response factor to allow for medical equipment to be suspended from the steelwork.

The new surface water drainage network includes onsite attenuation and treatment prior to the water being discharged to the river Clyde. The site has been assessed for a 1 in 1000 year flood event to acknowledge the critical nature of the site.

Images courtesy of Kier Construction, IBI Architects and Tuv-Sud

Services we provided:

  • Civils & StructuresCivils & Structures
  • InfrastructureInfrastructure
  • EnvironmentalEnvironmental


Golden Jubilee Foundation

We worked with:

Architect: IBI
Contractor: Kier
M&E: Tuv-Sud
QS: Kier
CDM: Aecom
Landscape architect: Hirst Landscape

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The Challenge

  1. The site had previously been the location for an asbestos factory and was a potential bombing target during WW2

  2. The architectural design featured a curved and pitched roof to the consultant's examination rooms at front of the building

Our Solution

  1. Our environmental team conducted detailed site investigations and probe surveys during piling to establish and mitigate against any ground contamination or unexploded ordnance (UXO).

  2. We provided 3D models in coordination with the architect and steel fabricator, deliveried in a BIM environment.

Client Testimonial

“Against the backdrop of a global pandemic this eye centre is testimony to the commitment and dedication of all involved in making this service a reality.”

Jeane Freeman, Health Secretary

Client Testimonial

“The centre is a remarkable example of innovative facilities specifically created, tailored and designed for cataract patients.”

Jann Gardner, Chief Executive of NHS Golden Jubilee

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