A £20.7million administrative complex has been approved for Glasgow's new superhospital.

Staff including doctors, nurses and researchers will have access to state-of-the-art facilities for admin work, including patient record keeping at the New South Glasgow Hospitals Campus. More than 10,000 staff will be based at the new £841.7m hospital campus, when it becomes operational in 2015.

A total of 1200 work stations will be created to accommodate staff transferring to the old Southern and General Site in Govan from the Western Infirmary, Yorkhill Hospital and the Victoria Infirmary.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde say the new 'eco friendly' offices will provide consultants, other clinical and administration staff with modern admin facilities available.

The design, by BMJ architects, maximises natural light, and meeting 'pods' - private areas for staff to meet with relatives and colleagues, and 'break out' relaxation areas.

NHSGGC said the cost of the office development was contained in the overall budget of the project.

Construction work will get underway in February with the development expected to open in April 2015 to support staff transferring to the hospital campus.

The development will be sited on yet to be cleared land next to the Teaching and Learning block.

NHSGGC Chief Executive, Robert Calderwood, said: "Many of the staff who will use the new office space will have been using facilities that are not fit-for-purpose in some of our older building. This development will give them access to the most modern administrative facilities available.

"It is particularly pleasing the project has been managed so efficiently that the cost of the office block can be met from the original budget.

"This is testament to the hard work and skill of all those involved in the construction, from the labourers on the ground to the senior mangers working closely with our contractor Brookfield Multiplex to deliver the project on time and under budget."

The full business case for the complex will now be submitted to the Scottish Government's Capital Investment Group (CIG) for their approval.

If approved by the CIG, construction is likely to begin in February next year with the build completed in spring 2015 in time for the transfer of services into the new hospitals.

The new hospital campus will represent the "gold standard" of healthcare, with children, adult and maternity services all located at the same site.

caroline.wilson@ eveningtimes.co.uk