An ice breaker might have been more appropriate…
…than a shovel, as the Partners and Practice gather in -10 degree temperatures during “The Big Chill” to formally celebrate commencement of site works on the new Rutland Surgery. Whilst the shovel could only be rested on ground frozen a foot deep, this did not dampen the Practice”s enthusiasm for this long anticipated event!
Following photographs and formalities, the Doctors located their own rooms based upon the foundation layouts and walked the site. John Dryburgh, Apollo Capital Projects Managing Director commented that it was perhaps fitting that two of Glasgow”s most iconic landmarks were visible from the site. The Finnieston Crane, a Clydeside industrial landmark, only slightly predates the Practice”s formation in 1941. The Clyde Arc, Glasgow”s newest bridge (known affectionately as the “squinty bridge” as it spans the Clyde at an angle), on the other hand represents Glasgow”s future as, in its own small way, does the new Rutland Surgery.
The photo above L/R: John Dryburgh, Apollo Capital Projects Managing Director, Janette Harran, Practice Manager, Dr Mary Shields, Dr Robin Dale, Dr Ron Wolfe, Partners at Rutland Surgery.