Sheffield-based architects, HLM, have designed the new 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 build the new hospital for NHS Lothian. The consortium was appointed to design, build and maintain the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, part of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

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

Commenting on the project, 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”.

The scheme is now on site and is scheduled to become operational in the autumn of 2017.

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HLM

HLM is a practice offering, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, masterplanning, interior design and sustainability expertise. An international practice, it serves the UK with offices in London, Sheffield, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, and Plymouth.

It also has offices in Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi. HLM’s work spans the private and public sectors, including education, health, defence, justice, civic, commercial and residential as well as mixed-use developments.

The company has strong expertise in many procurement forms including PPP/PFI, partnering and framework schemes.

 

Project Specific Information

Procuring Body: NHS Lothian
Main Contractor: Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd
Architects: HLM
Finance (Junior Debt): Macquarie Capital Group Ltd
FM: Bouygues E&S FM UK Limited

The project is due for completion in autumn 2017

Additional Project Information

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 standalone new build on the existing site of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

The new building at Little France will provide new facilities for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Department of Clinical Neurosciences, which will move from the Western General Hospital and also the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, which will move from the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

The development will prove significant in shaping the future of care by bringing children’s, maternity and adult services together on the same site. It will build on the existing centre of excellence, creating a major trauma centre and providing opportunities for sharing experience, expertise and research.

The project will generate significant economic benefits for the local community in both the long and short term. This ranges from providing employment and training opportunities during the construction phase to contributing to the emerging BioQuarter by adding to the facilities and areas of expertise.

The Scottish Government’s NPD model was developed and introduced as an alternative to the traditional private finance initiative. It has three core principles of enhanced stakeholder involvement in the management of projects, no dividend bearing equity and capped private sector returns.

 

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