A £16m funding package was granted to build the state-of-the-art Imaging Centre for Excellence (ICE) at the University of Glasgow. The ground-breaking new centre provides world-leading clinical research facilities and a hub for academic, scientific and NHS clinical expertise into brain imaging in diseases such as stroke, dementia and brain tumours.
With aims to become a global centre of excellence for precision medicine, the building was designed to home Scotland’s first 7 Tesla MRI scanner – the first of its kind in the UK in a clinical setting.
Additionally, a 22,000sq-foot Clinical Innovation Zone was created – a space dedicated to biomedical companies, which will facilitate industry collaborations and the development of innovative healthcare technology. Also built was a further floor of neurosurgery operating theatres.
Working with door supplier Aspex as well as principal contractor BAM Construction, Vistamatic provided 20no 250 x 800 standard, and 28no laser protected Vista Max vision panels to the project. The panels were a mix of fire and non-fire rated, with both single- and double-sided lever handle operation. Laser protection was needed in all theatre areas, as either the main entrance or on utility room doors to guard against the escape of laser beams.
Click here to read the full Imaging Centre of Excellence Case Study.