Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital

Published 23rd August 2022

This new build community hospital in Aviemore has replaced two existing inpatient facilities in the area. The new facility combines multiple healthcare facilities under a new Community Hospital initiative.

The design has supported integration between the teams whilst enabling health and social care to be delivered from a modern, fit for purpose environment. The development includes ensuite inpatient bedrooms, a GP practice, 12-consulting treatment rooms, outpatient services, a dental clinic, x-ray facilities, out of hours service and a minor injuries unit. The scheme incorporates a spacious visitor waiting area, a Scottish Ambulance service base, facilities for community health and social care teams and an on-site
therapy garden.

Our structures team worked closely with hub North Scotland and NHS Highland on the development. We initially carried out due diligence on the acquisition of the Aviemore site and were appointed to deliver civil and structural engineering design services for the new hospital. Our specialists also carried out the pre-planning Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the development, in addition to providing geo-environmental, transportation, acoustics, ecology, hydrology and archaeology input,
together with flood risk and drainage.

We worked in partnership with project managers, Faithful & Gould, architects, Oberlanders and Rural Design, landscape architects, Wardell Armstrong, and Tier 1 Contractor, Balfour Beatty. The development successfully combined and centralised multiple health and social care services, all delivered within the affordability caps and fulfilling the client’s key requirements of functionality, flexibility, aesthetic quality and sustainability.

The project was awarded Healthcare Development of The Year at the 2022 Scottish Property Awards.

Client: hub North on behalf of NHS Scotland
Architect: Oberlanders & Rural Design