New hospital site

The new £212 million Dumfries and Galloway Hospital has opened its doors after transferring staff and patients from their old site.

Bennett Architectural teamed up with Laing O’Rourke on the construction of the 344-bed new build facility.

Off-site construction method DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) was used to pre-install windows into high specification concrete panels saving on-site labour cost at Laing O’Rourke’s Explore Industrial Park in Worksop.

Lionel Grant, managing director at Bennett Architectural, said: “Working with Laing O’Rourke we used DfMA, which we have previously used on two hospital projects in Cumbria and North Staffordshire. With less on-site installation work this also lowers the carbon emissions for the project as a whole, which is vitally important.”