Aviemore hospital wins top award

Mar 31, 2022

Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital is Health Care Development of the Year

The hub North Scotland Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital project in Aviemore was a winner at this year’s Scottish Property Awards.

The stunning hospital, delivered on behalf of NHS Highland, was crowned Health Care Development of the Year at the awards dinner in Glasgow.

It was a team effort with architects Oberlanders and Rural Design, along with our main contractors Balfour Beatty.

Paul McGirk, Executive Chairman of hub North Scotland, said: “We are delighted that this wonderful project has won national recognition. Partnership and collaboration was the key to delivering the hospital in challenging conditions during a global pandemic but everyone worked together to make it happen.

“The hospital is transforming health care delivery in Badenoch and Strathspey and making a real difference to those communities. It is a project that everyone involved should be rightly proud of.”

The 24-bed hospital is the first major health facility to be constructed in the Cairngorms National Park and also has 12 consulting/treatment rooms, a minor injuries unit with after-hours access via NHS24, an NHS dental suite and X-ray facilities.

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

In a tightly fought category, the awards judges also gave a winner’s trophy to the Roselea Court Care Home in Stirling, which was entered by the Morrison Community Care Group.

It is the second year in a row that a hub North Scotland project has won at the Scottish Property Awards. Last year, the £55 million Inverurie Community Campus won the Development of the Year (Public Buildings) category.

Photo caption: the Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital project team with their trophy.