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CUMBERLAND INFIRMARY, CARLISLE, BY LLEWELYN-DAVIES

An £87 million PFI project completed last year, six weeks ahead of schedule.The 444-bed general hospital, to be managed by a consortium over a 45 year period, was designed around the idea that patients who spend the least time in the building should travel the least distance - out-patients are served by the ground floor, while operating theatres occupy the first floor and recovery wards are on floor two.

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