The New Stobhill Hospital is the first of its kind in Scotland, delivering healthcare in a whole new way. It’s a dedicated ambulatory care hospital, a one-stop shop, focusing on same-day outpatient services, and its ethos is that the patient comes first.
Visitors are invited into a full-height, glazed public arcade, filled with natural light. It’s easy to ‘read’ the building, with stairs, escalators, lifts and all department entrances clearly visible. The reception is prominent, and any of the more than 20 departments can be pointed out from there.
The building’s simple structure – with a north treatment block and south consulting block, connected by the arcade – allows the hospital to work efficiently and transparently. The design provides a calming, supportive environment, and the construction chosen – a steel frame with lightweight internal partitioning – can be adapted and extended.
Procured under a bespoke PFI contract, the New Stobhill Hospital was completed on time, on budget, with no defects, and with a NEAT energy efficiency rating of ‘excellent’.
"A highly impressive synthesis of architecture, construction and healthcare."