Nightingale Associates has won a £150m contract to design a children’s hospital in Edinburgh. The practice beat BDP, Anshen & Allen, Hypostyle Architects and Keppie to land the project.
The 30,000 square metre building will replace Edinburgh’s existing Royal Hospital for Sick Children, and will be located next to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on the outskirts of the city.
It is the second contract for the firm under the Frameworks Scotland scheme, following the £100 million Dumfries Royal Infirmary Hospital bid which the practice won earlier this year.
The design stage for the hospital is underway and is expected to last 15 months. Construction is due to start in June 2010, with an estimated completion set for December 2012.