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Dalkeith Health Centre officially unveiled

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June 7 2012

Dalkeith Health Centre officially unveiled
Dalkeith Health Centre, a new £3m facility incorporating consulting rooms for a range of services including podiatry, physiotherapy, midwifery, speech therapists and community psychiatric nurses has been officially opened by Nicola Sturgeon, cabinet secretary for health, wellbeing and cities strategy.

The centre also includes a physiotherapy gym and garden whilst a neighbouring welfare hall for older people has been rebuilt with its own entrance as part of the development.

David Small, General Manager, East Lothian and Midlothian Community Health Partnerships, said: "This modern development provides a twenty-first century facility for the local community on their doorstep as well as first class accommodation for the Dalkeith Medical Practice and NHS Lothian healthcare services.”

Interserve acted as principle contractor on the development.

7 Comments

David
#1 Posted by David on 7 Jun 2012 at 10:37 AM
Architect?...
Bottom Feeders
#2 Posted by Bottom Feeders on 7 Jun 2012 at 11:01 AM
Now that's what a medical building should look like. Grey, bleak and uninviting.

Take note Sheppard Robson
trad
#3 Posted by trad on 7 Jun 2012 at 12:55 PM
white render and slate is more likely to be lasting, familiar and therefore friendly in the longer term than the multi-coloured respatex that abounds as an the unthoughtful response to 'welcome'
Chris
#4 Posted by Chris on 7 Jun 2012 at 13:35 PM
White render ages badly and looks bleak against grey skies. Why not use a decent brick or stone?
David
#5 Posted by David on 7 Jun 2012 at 15:21 PM
I'd like to see more photos of this before judging it, not only on architectural form, but also finish - it may well be a more traditional wet dash or harled finish which would be more in keeping however some new(ish) hi-tech render systems (unlike most of the cost-slashed rubbish that can be seen on most resi schemes in Glasgow) can actually work if detailed correctly.

Shoog
#6 Posted by Shoog on 8 Jun 2012 at 10:01 AM
Never mind the architect, the contractor should be shot for such a shoogley eaves.
The Bairn
#7 Posted by The Bairn on 8 Jun 2012 at 14:12 PM
I cant help thinking that a traditional set of crows steps would have added a certain 'je ne sais quoi' to the gable but I am impressed at first viewing. Good work all round chaps!

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