The New Victoria Ambulatory Care & Diagnostics (ACAD) Hospital forms part of a wider programme for modernisation of hospital services across Glasgow. DSSR is also working as consulting engineers on Stobhill ACAD Hospital in North Glasgow as part of the government's Glasgow hospitals PFI programme. The consortium is lead by the Canmore Partnership and Balfour Beatty Construction.
The new Victoria ACAD Hospital will bring increased accessibility to ambulatory care for the local community by offering a flexible and sustainable integrated service based on a 'one-stop care' model. The hospital will treat around 400,000 patients every year.
The scale and appearance of older hospital buildings are very often unwelcoming, such as the old Victoria Infirmary, situated opposite the New Victoria. The design of the new hospital intended to counter this, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for patients and staff. There are open areas of landscaped green space on approach towards the entrance, and the colour and texture of the cladding materials – dark blue brickwork, terra cotta rainscreen cladding, patinised copper panels – is designed to reflect a non-institutional healthcare environment.
The main entrance is situated at the apex of the distinct crescent-shaped façade to the street, intended to maximise ease of access. The internal circulation in the building has a similarly strong emphasis on wayfinding for all patients and visitors, in turn making the hospital a more recognisable and welcoming place.
NHS Greater Glasgow