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Richard Murphy team wins Belfast City hospital contest

A team including Richard Murphy Architects and Devereux Architects has scooped the contest to design a new facility at Belfast’s City Hospital

The pair are working with Belfast-based RPP on the £20 million project to create a Acute Mental Health Facility for the hospital.

It is understood the team was selected from a six-strong shortlist which also included MAAP and Gareth Hoskins Architects with HLM.

Richard Murphy Architects will act as the design champion and be ‘primarily responsible for the initial design and its development up to planning permission stage’.

Richard Murphy said: ‘Following on from our award winning dementia centres for Fife NHS and our mental health building with RPP in Belfast currently under construction, this project is a serious breakthrough into a larger world of hospital design and into the particular subject area of acute mental health.

‘The project also represents our third building in Northern Ireland and a continuing collaboration with our very good friends at RPP Architects there.’

The scheme is due to be submitted for planning permission in summer 2013.

RRP, Richard Murphy Architects and Devereux's Acute Mental Health facility for Belfast City - entrance

RRP, Richard Murphy Architects and Devereux’s Acute Mental Health facility for Belfast City - entrance

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