New contemporary healthcare facility.
Hulley & Kirkwood supported the Reference Design and provided Technical Advisor duties for the mechanical & electrical services for this new healthcare facility that will transform the way healthcare services are delivered in the islands.
The hospital has been designed to put people first and make a positive contribution to the environment, local community and economy. It is predicated on 'place-making' to give the whole building a depth and level of design missing in many hospitals. The different spaces will act like an extension of a small town where different functional activities come together.
The design is a strong, contemporary building that is rooted in the culture and context of Orkney in general, but Kirkwall in particular.
An interrelated series of ‘streets’ and spaces are situated along patterns of established movement, arranged around a single central hub. The central hub space also provides reception, café, restaurant, shop and multi-faith area.
From this public space, wayfinding is easy and intuitive and the space is visually connected with external courtyards to further remove the traditional institutional associations.
The M&E services design incorporates energy saving technologies throughout which assist in the delivery of BREEAM Healthcare Excellent standard.