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August 2 2016

Keppie secure Orkney hospital commission
Keppie Design has been appointed as architect for a new hospital on Orkney as part of a construction team including Robertson, AECOM and TUV SUD.

The exposed site necessitated the prioritisation of shelter with buildings used as shields against often extreme weather to allow the creation of usable external spaces.

To this end individual buildings have been designed as a series of flowing curves sweeping from the main entrance to inpatient accommodation.

Keppie design director David Ross, said: “We’re thrilled to have been appointed to such an important and exciting project. It’s great to be back working in Orkney, where our previous experience of island life, people and their values helped inform our successful hospital submission.”

Upon completion the hospital will play host to range of healthcare facilities including maternity care, GP practices and dental services.
The hospital is intended to reference historic architectural forms used on the Orkney islands
The hospital is intended to reference historic architectural forms used on the Orkney islands
The new facility will serve 21,000 people living on the islands
The new facility will serve 21,000 people living on the islands

3 Comments

A Local Pleb
#1 Posted by A Local Pleb on 2 Aug 2016 at 12:17 PM
Well done! It will interesting to see how this develops but I'd wish they refrain from using what appears to be the same old palette of material they have adopted since they designed Edinburgh Royal all those years ago!
Willothewisp
#2 Posted by Willothewisp on 3 Aug 2016 at 04:51 AM
It is a pity that most of the staff who successfully delivered the previous work on Orkney are no longer in the employ of Keppie Design.
Cyril Sneer
#3 Posted by Cyril Sneer on 3 Aug 2016 at 13:38 PM
#2 Agreed

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