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Project overview

Organisation: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Hospital: Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Project:: 'Assisted Conception Unit'
Value: £3 million +
Timescale: 1 year

Project specifics:

  • Scaling up from upgrade to state of the art facility
  • Close working relationship with management team
  • Created within an existing building with restrictive working areas
  • Increased technical demands for laboratories and embryo storage
  • Project was extended due to increased Scopt to 1 year

Assisted Conception Unit - GRI

The 'Assisted Conception Unit' at Glasgow Royal Infirmary was a highly challenging project both on the technical front and with the timescales involved.

Initially, the project had a small budget for a basic upgrade to an existing facility. £535k / 16 weeks) However, as the NHS management team investigated the full needs and requirements of the facility users and stakeholders, the project scope of works expanded to offer a 'state of the art' facility which will become a flagship for other units throughout the country, if not Europe.

Alterego's ethos of establishing hands-on working relationships with our clients enabled us to work closely with the management team and user groups and scale up as the project changed and grew.

The new facility offers a highly designed, refreshingly welcoming environment for both patients and staff. It has been created to offer a controlled route for patients to be cared for in after a collective thought process, offering the best attention at all times to individuals and their families.

One of the challenges of this project was that the facility was being created within an existing building which had restrictive areas for servicing. An increased service support was also required for the more technical demands of the essential laboratories and embryo storage areas.

What started as a small 16-week contract grew in stature to become a major project with construction costs escalating to over £3m in construction value. This project, although challenging, has most definitely been one of Alterego's most rewarding.