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BMJ unwraps £90m Glasgow healthcare lab

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BMJ Architects has completed work on a £90 million scheme in Glasgow to build one of the largest diagnostic labs in the world

The Laboratory Medicine Facility at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow will process the majority of NHS laboratory practices for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The building comprises more than 25,000m² of accommodation, houses over 800 scientists, clinicians and consultants, and will be able to process more than 12.5 million blood samples a year.

Raj Deb of BMJ Architects said: ‘There is a social stigma that is so often a result of the design of technical buildings such as laboratories, hence these facilities are often hidden away from the public eye.

‘Located centrally within the new hospital campus, this building was designed to minimise negative perceptions that the word laboratory might evoke.

‘We are very proud of this new facility, which we are sure will become a benchmark for NHS laboratory practice, pushing the boundaries of medical practice and research in the future.’

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