Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

The long awaited construction of the New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh commenced on site at Little France in June 1998. The £160M, 870 bed hospital was procured through the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) route.

Location:  Edinburgh
Client: Edinburgh Royal Joint Venture
Cost: £160m
Completion: 2003

Handed over in stages to the NHS Trust and The University Medical School, full patient occupation was achieved in Spring 2003.

Blyth & Blyth were Civil and Structural design engineers for the entire project in a commission that spanned five years. The building houses all operations and aspects of a modern acute hospital but in addition includes significant research facilities including laboratories and teaching accommodation for the University Medical School.

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