Sheffield-based architects design new hospital for Edinburgh

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A Sheffield-based architects has designed a new hospital in Scotland.

HLM put together the blueprints for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh.

HLM is part of the Brookfield Multiplex-led consortium, which won the contract to design, build and maintain the new hospital for NHS Lothian.

The project is the first acute hospital facility to be procured under the Scottish Government’s non-profit distributing model and will be delivered as a stand-alone new build on the existing site of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

The new building will also provide new facilities for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, which will move from the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary.

Lorraine Robertson, associate director at HLM, said: “This is a significant development that will help shape the future of health care in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

“The combined building will bring together both outpatient and inpatient facilities for paediatric care, specialist neonatal care, neurosciences and adult and children’s emergency departments together on one site to create a centre of excellence.

“There are significant benefits of having children’s, maternity and adult services on the same site and the proximity to the University of Edinburgh Medical School and the Bio-Quarter will improve opportunities for partnership working and bring research to the bedside. “The art and therapeutic design programme will help enhance the experience of patients as they navigate the physical and emotional experience of arrival, waiting, treatment and staying in hospital.”