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Bennetts Associates completes £21m healthcare teaching centre

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[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Bennetts Associates has completed its £21 million Suttie Centre for NHS Grampian and the University of Aberdeen

The 6,500m² teaching facility achieved BREEAM Excellent and features a five-storey, top-lit atrium - the meeting point of two institutions: NHS Clinical Skills Training and the University of Aberdeen’s Department of Anatomy.

John Miller, a director at Bennetts Associates, said: ‘We are delighted with the dynamic, inspiring spaces that the Suttie Centre delivers. By bringing institutions together and encouraging interaction - both educational and social - we hope our design stimulates the exchange of ideas and knowledge’.

Bennetts Associates' Suttie Centre credit Keith Hunter

Source: Keith Hunter

Bennetts Associates’ Suttie Centre credit Keith Hunter

The facade of the centre uses a palette of greys and whites with oak panelling. The building has a roof-top terrace and conference facility, both with views of the city.

The communal areas feature historic artefacts and commissioned artworks by Marilene Oliver and Ron Haseldon.

In 2008, the project won a BRE Award for the highest score in the bespoke category and a post construction review is in progress, with the scheme predicted to retain BREEAM Excellent rating.


Project Data

Architects: Bennetts Associates
Location: Aberdeen
Type of Project: education and research
Structural Engineers: SKM Anthony Hunts
Project Architect: John Miller
Client: University of Aberdeen
Contract value: £13.8 million
Cost: £21 million
Total cost: Cost: £21 million
Contract value: £13.8 million
Quantity surveyor: Thomas and Adamson
Main contractor: Mansell Construction Services Limited


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