The Southern General Hospital in Govan, Glasgow has been transformed into
what is now known as The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
This transformation has taken it from a 900 bed local hospital to a 1,109 bed adult hospital and 256 bed children hospital with accompanying A&E departments. The site also includes a maternity service, the Institute of Neurological Sciences along with a number of other NHS support services. The hospital has remained open the entire time even though the redevelopment has involved the building of a number of new buildings and renovation of the current ones.
Due to the hospital continuing to function during the £862m expansion and refurbishment it was necessary for them to source a security system that would ensure the site was secure while allowing the hospital to continue its 24/7 service provision.
To fulfil this brief Avantgarde supplied CCTV towers to a number of compounds within the hospital grounds as well as sites of the new buildings being erected. The CCTV came in the form of our 6M tall towers equipped with the latest HD camera and 4G data sims. Avantgarde also supplied fully uniformed, trained and licenced guards both in static and mobile deployments. These supplementary services were ideal in supporting the CCTV towers during periods of transition as the project evolved.