Designed by Reiach and Hall Architects, New Stobhill Hospital is located in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Procured under PPP, £65m New Stobhill serves around 2,000 patients a day, has over 20 departments and carries out around 85% of the work of a traditional general hospital. The design has been carefully developed to provide a supportive framework throughout the patient journey within an architecture embedded not only in its location but in the psyche of its community. The ambition of the art, poetry and architecture is to lighten the hospital experience, to convert endured time into reflective time. Text and colour works, projections, drawings, landscaped courtyards and cool north light are central to this innovative project.
The patient enters a full length, full height, daylit public arcade with an exit visible ahead, easing the transition. The reception is immediately visible, from it the entrance to any department can be pointed out and reached without passing through a door. All vertical circulation is at the centre of the space. The project has realised new opportunities for engagement with the adjacent Springburn Park and the local community.