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Keppie’s Dumfries Royal Infirmary wins approval

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April 29 2013

Keppie’s Dumfries Royal Infirmary wins approval
Plans to erect a replacement Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary have been approved in principle by planners, clearing the way for detailed designs to be drawn up for the £200m hospital.

Located on land at Garroch Farm the scheme will host its own energy centre and necessitate construction of an internal road network to accommodate traffic according to the outline plans drawn up by Keppie.

Jeff Ace, chief executive of NHS Dumfries & Galloway, said: "NHS Board has already approved our Outline Business Case and the planning application was the final local stage in the process to be negotiated before we submit our proposal to Scottish Government. We anticipate that the Government’s Capital Investment Group will now formally review the case in May."

Subject to the necessary consents a preferred bidder for the detailed design and construction of the scheme will be selected next year with construction on the 350 bed facility commencing in spring 2015.

It is hoped that the facility will serve as the regions new acute hospital when it opens its doors to patients in 2017/18.
A full height atrium will greet patients and visitors at the main entrance
A full height atrium will greet patients and visitors at the main entrance
A palette of buff brick is being investigated for the main facade
A palette of buff brick is being investigated for the main facade

Proposals to refurbish the existing 1975 hospital were dismissed owing to logistical challenges
Proposals to refurbish the existing 1975 hospital were dismissed owing to logistical challenges
The hospital will offer 100% single room accommodation for patients
The hospital will offer 100% single room accommodation for patients

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