Foresterhill mortuary tweaked following design review
July 22 2021
The architects behind an approved mortuary serving northeast Scotland and the Northern Isles have revisited their scheme with a fresh application, after it was agreed to move the building slightly to avoid excessive groundworks and retention costs.
Led by NHS Grampian, Aberdeen City Council and the University of Aberdeen the Foresterhill integrated mortuary the revised scheme will be subject to a number of design variations, repositioning the building and reducing the width of a garage and collonade.
In a statement, Keppie wrote: "The previously consented application, ref 201200/DPP was granted 05 January 2021. The project went out to tender in late November 2020 and following tender returns, a design review was undertaken with the outcome being several design variations.
"The project is currently awaiting project board approval, expected in August 2021."
Other minor changes include the substitution of bespoke concrete panels with feature brickwork and a change from a pitched roof to a flat design for an external garage.
This will minimise the need for retaining walls, reduce level differences and allow the rooftop plant to be relocated.