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Keppie gets green light for McDonald’s hospital project

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA + PLANS] Keppie has won planning permission for a new accommodation centre to house parents of sick children at South Glasgow Hospitals Campus

The AJ100 practice’s scheme, which is being funded by charity Ronald McDonald House, will replace an existing facility at Yorkhill.

It comprises three white-brick traditional forms with slate pitched roofs, interconnected with glazed openings.

Keppie’s design director David Ross said the scheme aimed to strike a more positive balance between practicality and good design than was often the case with medical facilities.

‘Healthcare buildings have a traditional logic and function but often it’s at the expense of finding a humanising perspective,’ he said.

‘This design aspires to a far greater proximity between the two.’

Project data

Location Glasgow
Type of project residential/hotel
Client Ronald McDonald House Charities
Architect Keppie Design
Structural engineer Peter Brett Associates
M&E consultant K.J.Tait
Quantity surveyor Doig & Smith
CDMC supervisor Doig & Smith
Main contractor CCG
Funding private/charitable donations
Start on site date June 2014
Completion date June 2015
Contract duration 12 months
Gross internal floor area 1,900m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Design & Build
Total cost £3.7million
Annual predicted CO2 emissions 62.3kgCO2/m²
Predicted air tightness levels 5m³/(h/m²@50pa)

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