NHS Lanarkshire has unveiled the design concept for the new University Hospital Monklands in Scotland.

It is claimed to become the first Scottish hospital to be fully net zero during construction as well as in the operation phase.

Scotland Health secretary Humza Yousaf said: “At a time when Glasgow is hosting COP26, this project demonstrates our commitment that all new NHS Scotland buildings and major refurbishments will be designed to have net-zero greenhouse emissions.

“The new Monklands Hospital is a key priority and will form part of the Scottish Government’s overall ambition of investing $13.6bn (£10bn) over the next decade to replace and upgrade health facilities across Scotland.”

The images of the Monklands Replacement Project (MRP), NHS Lanarkshire’s vision for University Hospital Monklands, show the way the hospital is being planned at the site in Wester Moffat on the outskirts of Airdrie.

Keppie Design served as the architect for this project.

The new hospital is expected to be completed by 2028.

MRP director Graeme Reid said: “It will deliver the most modern healthcare, designed to ensure that the huge advances in digital technology are central to an improved experience for patients and will help staff carry out their work.

“This ongoing design work was created with the input of patient and public representatives and staff, who have provided very valuable feedback at a series of workshops. And we’ll continue to engage with the community throughout the winter and into next year.”

NHS Lanarkshire is working with the Scotland government as well as with NHS Scotland Assure for this project.