Boston Networks has begun the installation of a cutting edge, category 6A structured cabling and blowlite fibre optic backbone system at the New South Glasgow Hospital’s laboratory facility.
Selected for being a recognised innovator and market-leader in the structured cabling arena and a company able to meet the challenging deliverables of this groundbreaking development, from the outset Boston Networks has worked closely with our client Mercury Engineering, the world class engineering solutions provider within the construction industry.
The Labs Building is just one part of the publicly funded South Glasgow Hospital project and will house the laboratory specialities of biochemistry, haematology, blood transfusion, microbiology, genetics and pathology services. In addition, the Glasgow city mortuary will also be transferring to the new facility together with facilities management for the whole New South Glasgow Hospitals Campus site.
The super-hospital will be built on the site of the existing Southern General Hospital in the South West of the city. Currently under construction by Brookfield Multiplex for the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, the hospital is scheduled for completion in 2015, the development will give Glasgow one of the most advanced adult acute services hospitals in the UK and will be the biggest critical care complex in Scotland.
The state of the art Boston Networks cabling infrastructure will incorporate over 7,000 Brand-Rex shielded Cat6A U/FTP outlets and deliver a highly secure and intelligent network throughout the truly gold standard campus.
With the project estimated to create around 2,500 jobs, Boston Networks has ensured that the local community and economy will benefit. As part of the Glasgow Regeneration recruitment scheme, Boston has ensured the employment of a number of local engineers with a wide range of experience who will assist in the delivery of this challenging construction project.
Conscious of the carbon footprint of such a huge project, Boston has focused on its supply chain to minimise both carbon emissions and waste wherever possible. In addition to sourcing local labour, as aforementioned, Boston Networks has worked closely with its suppliers to store all the materials for the project within a 4 mile radius of the site as well as returning all of the cabling drums directly to the manufactures Glenrothes site, so that they can be quickly re-used and sent back into circulation.
Commenting on the project, Scott McEwan, Managing Director, Boston Networks states; ‘Boston Networks is thrilled to be working alongside Mercury Engineering as part of this landmark project. To meet the evolving needs of the super-hospital, the cabling infrastructure demands a cutting edge, scalable and robust solution. As market leaders in high-performance Wireless and Intelligent Building Systems I believe Boston Networks add real value to the project. Moreover, due to the locality of the project it’s rewarding for Boston Networks to be able to contribute to the sustainability of our local economy, via the creation of employment opportunities.’