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South Glasgow Hospital

Cutting edge Cabling Infrastructure, IP CCTV and IP Access Control solutions for Europe’s new super hospital


Boston Networks, has secured a multi million pound contract to design and deliver a state of the art cabling infrastructure and IP security solution at the New South Glasgow Hospital. 

The intelligent network will encompass; Structured Cabling, IP CCTV and IP Access Control; with the main building alone covering 165,000m² of floor space, spanning 14 floors.

Having recently completed the first phase of the hospitals lab building, on time and within budget, Boston Networks is in a perfect position to manage and deliver the new project seamlessly and to the required high standards.

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; therefore the facilities need to be future proofed using the best of breed technology.

The Boston Networks engineering team will deploy over 1.5 million meters of Brand Rex Shielded Cat 6A cabling to deliver a highly secure, robust, scalable and intelligent network. Moreover, the high performance network will act as the backbone for the entire campus’s IP CCTV and Access control solution; providing unrivalled levels of security throughout the new hospital.

Boston Networks will focus on its supply chain to minimise both carbon emissions and waste, for the duration of the project. In addition to sourcing local labour, Boston Networks and Brand Rex, a leading global supplier of structured cabling systems, will 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 Glenrothes Headquarters, so that they can be quickly re-used and sent back into circulation.

Commenting on the recent win, Scott McEwan, Managing Director, Boston Networks states “This is a very exciting project to be involved in. Working closely with our partners at Brookfield Multiplex and Mercury Engineering, Boston Networks is committed to ensuring the new super hospitals communication infrastructure and security solution exceeds the gold standards of this truly remarkable campus. Moreover, it is rewarding and very  important to Boston Networks to contribute to the sustainability of our local economy, via the creation of apprenticeships and employment opportunities”. 

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