New garden hospital

Windows, doors and curtain walling by CMS Window Systems have helped to deliver the extensive new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary – a 63,500m2 garden hospital designed to meet the increasingly sophisticated healthcare needs of the region’s population.

The new £212 million hospital located on the outskirts of Dumfries is described as the garden hospital to reflect its pastoral setting and 17 courtyards, which aims to provide an uplifting, therapeutic and person-centred environment.

The building form and choice of materials reflect its rural setting with optimised views and natural daylight. The main entrance atrium is a civic space filled with light with a clear and welcoming reception.

CMS Window Systems were awarded the main windows, doors and curtain walling contract by the main contractor. This £5.0 million aluminium fenestration brief involved the complete fabrication and installation of more than 420 windows, 35 stand-alone doors and curtain walling covering more than 8,000m2.

The company manufactured all the windows and doors using the Kawneer AA720 system finished in a range of single and dual colour PPC as well as anodised coatings.

The curtain walling was manufactured using the Kawneer mullion drained AA100 system with a portion provided using the SSG silicone-pointed version of this system. This design allows glazing of the curtain walling to be achieved without the use of visible face caps, giving flush glazing to the exterior.