GRI, Queen Elizabeth Building, Royal Infirmary Glasgow, Scotland, Architect, Design
Glasgow Royal Infirmary : Building
Glasgow Royal Infirmary Building – various architects
Glasgow Royal Infirmary ICU
Glasgow Royal Infirmary Intensive Care Unit Phase 2
Address: Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 84 Castle St, Glasgow
Phone: 0141 211 4000
Design: Reiach and Hall
For NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Refurbishment of existing ward to create new 10 bed unit and construction of new roof top pavilion containing ancillary staff and visitor accommodation
Reiach and Hall : Roses Design Awards Healthcare Building of the Year 2011 Bronze.
Glasgow Royal Infirmary Concourse
Location: North Glasgow University
Glasgow Royal Infirmary Concourse Transformed by £1.5m Refurbishment
The veil will be lifted this week (18 Sep 2003) on the £1.5m refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Building concourse and health records department at one of Glasgow’s most prominent medical landmarks, The Glasgow Royal Infirmary. The works were designed by Glasgow based architectural and interior design practice Armitage Associates.
Through time the original Royal Infirmary concourse, built in the 1970’s, had become dated and the effects of more than thirty years of wear and tear were evident thus North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust commissioned the refurbishment.
The refurbished Glasgow Royal Infirmary concourse is located beneath the new maternity unit at the Alexandra Parade entrance to the hospital. This main entrance services several important routes to the rest of the hospital and is therefore one of the busiest areas for patients, visitors and hospital personnel.
Lena Armitage of Armitage Associates commented:
The design of the concourse began with a rectangular space from which areas were carved out and added to accomodate retail units and the health records department. The limited scope for varying the ceiling level was exploited to the maximum with concealed lighting and significant areas of flat white ceiling. The ubiquitous suspended ceiling tiles (necessary for access to the services above) were pushed to the edges – made possible by the careful design of the services.
An enormous 18m x 3m photographic mural has been hung on the wall at the end of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary concourse, opposite the main entrance, replacing the original dark brown brick wall. The banner and its lighting create the illusion of a view out of the concourse and of light spilling in. The mural is detailed in the same way as scaffolding advertising hoardings and is protected with a stainless steel wire balustrade: creating an illusion of an outside beyond, not just a wall at the end of the concourse.
The bespoke mural was created for the Glasgow Royal Infirmary by Glasgow artist Nichol Weatley who explained:
Armitage Associates, Glasgow Royal Infirmary – Building images / information 17 Sep 2003
The Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI) has around 1000 beds and provides a broad range of services. The Hospitals NHS Trust has recently completed a £60m development at the GRI.
Old Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Glasgow Royal Infirmary Multi-Storey Car Park, Glasgow by Young & Gault Architects
A 1,000 space multi-storey car park designed within the Glasgow Royal Infirmary Complex in Glasgow. Two masonry ‘book ends’ to the two public facades are linked at below with a masonry base; floor levels are expressed by aerofoil fins between bookends.
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Glasgow Infirmary – Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson 1981
James Miller also worked on Glasgow Central Station around 1901-6
Glasgow Royal Infirmary : 0141 211 4000
Glasgow Royal Infirmary Architect : Robert Adam
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