Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Project Details

HLM Architects

Main Contractor:
Multiplex Limited

Topek Limited

Standing Seam Roof

System Accreditations:

Project Description

The new £180M facility has 1,800 rooms over 50,000m² in a modern and high-quality setting at Little France, Edinburgh. The five-storey building, has a large atrium with a shop and cafe, a stunning skylight linking both hospital entrances, a helipad on the roof and a link building adjoining adult and paediatric emergency departments.

Specific Project Challenges

The single largest ever BIM project undertaken by HLM Architects
A roof of highest quality to ensure best environment for patients
The first acute hospital facility to be procured under the Scottish Government’s Non Profit Distributing Model (NPD)

Solutions Offered

The standing seam system incorporated a series of tapered and straight sheets to ensure that the curved roof plan was achieved without the need for junctions, as well as providing the platform for a vast array of photovoltaics, and a permanent roof access walkway.

Ash & Lacy also supplied support in the form of site inspections throughout the construction process, design for roof tapers and all perimeter and feature fabrications and fasteners.