Shortlisted in the Public Sector category, the new unit has increased the number of dialysis stations from 9 to 12. Up to 72 patients can now be treated in the unit.
The new building replaces the existing renal unit that was 30 years old. Located on the main access road into the hospital complex it sits between the Scottish Health Service Centre (SHSC) training and administration building to the east, and ward 1 to the west.
HLM’s design prioritises the patient experience with views across the city and natural light flooding in from clerestory rooflights. The interior is simple and neutral with warm timber accents and soft blue highlights. Clinical areas light and airy providing a peaceful restorative experience for patients.
Melanie Jacobsen Cox, Head of Healthcare said ”We are so pleased to be shortlisted in the Public Sector category. The new Renal Unit provides a bright modern space for patients undergoing dialysis. The internal design provides a welcoming restful environment with wonderful views to Edinburgh Castle alongside a considered and well-mannered external appearance worthy of its historic context”.
The FX International Design Awards celebrate world class design excellence across the UK and Internationally.
Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on the 29th November at London’s Grosvenor House – good luck everyone!