Aviemore hospital shortlisted for top award

Feb 1, 2022

Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital gets national recognition

The recently opened Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital in Aviemore, which was delivered by hub North Scotland, has been shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Property Awards.

The £20 million hospital, which opened last September, has been shortlisted in the Healthcare Development of the Year category. The winners are announced at a dinner in Glasgow on March 30.

It was delivered by hub North Scotland on behalf of NHS Highland and was the first new hospital to be built in the Cairngorms National Park. The main contractors were Balfour Beatty, and the architects were Oberlanders and Rural Design.

Built in an entirely new location within Aviemore, the hospital has 24-ensuite in-patient bedrooms, 12-consulting treatment rooms, and a minor injuries unit along with dental and x-ray facilities.

It also provides accommodation for the Aviemore GP practice, along with community health and social care teams. In addition, there are also physiotherapy and occupational therapy services, chemotherapy, a midwife service, and a base for the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Peter Ramsay, the project director for hub North Scotland, said: “This is fantastic recognition for a superb project. The pandemic presented several challenges but the excellent collaboration by all the project team delivered a facility which is transforming health services delivery for the residents of Badenoch and Strathspey.”

The hospital was delivered along with a new community hospital in Broadford on Skye, which was completed before Christmas. The Broadford hospital is due to open for the public later this month.

This is the second year in a row that a hub North Scotland project has been shortlisted for the Scottish Property Awards. Last year, the £55 million Inverurie Community Campus, delivered on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council, won the Development of the Year (Public Buildings) category.