Project managing a new home for the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
We are proud to be acting as project manager and CDM adviser to build the new Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice (PPWH) for Glasgow. The new purpose built state-of-the-art facility will be built at Bellahouston Park on land gifted by Glasgow City Council.
The £21m project is being privately financed, largely by the fundraising efforts of the hospice and the generosity of supporters and the community. The hospice set up the Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new facility in Glasgow, which was launched in September 2012, aiming to raise £15m of the £21m needed to build a new modern hospice fit for the 21st century. The project build is to commence in 2016 and the Brick by Brick Appeal is having a final push to raise the last £5 million needed for the project funding.
This hospice will be the first of its kind in the UK to implement the Sengetun model of care – a Scandinavian model that puts patients and family at the centre of its focus alongside optimal operational care. Set up in the 1980s to provide free specialist palliative care for people with terminal illnesses, primarily cancer, as well as support for families and carers, the hospice has outgrown the existing facilities at Carlton Place. The new facility will provide 16 en-suite bedrooms, generously sized, allowing privacy and comfort for every patient and family.
We are one of a group of fifty companies in Glasgow, the 50:10 Club, who have each committed to raising over £10,000 towards the £500,000 required to fund the Atrium in the new Hospice. Our team have raised in excess of £10,000 in four months, carrying out a number of fundraising activities; marathon running, a thirty four mile hike; cake baking to name but a few, with fundraising efforts ongoing.
Andy Outram, Director, commented:
“This is a project that is close to the heart of everyone in the area. We are delighted to be part of the team working on this facility that will help so many people in years to come. This project really will be a project for the people, by the people of Glasgow when it is scheduled to open in 2018. ”
Rhona Baillie, Chief Executive of the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice said:
“Turner & Townsend has been working with us since 2014. They have helped us on the journey to deliver this facility from securing the site and concluding the legals, to getting involved in fundraising for the project. They are a fantastic supporter and we are very grateful to them. The new hospice will be purpose-built to give our patients and families privacy, compassion and the very best end-of-life care."