Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

One of the smallest health boards in Scotland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, now has one of the most advanced hospitals in the UK.

Dumfries and Galloway Hospital
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NHS Dumfries and Galloway


Dumfries, Scotland


Strategy, Project Management, Building Performance



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This £212M project was designed to meet the increasing healthcare needs of the region’s ageing population, and now offers 344 beds, day case surgical suites, an emergency care centre, ambulatory care centre, specialist oncology, maternity and paediatric facilities to this region of South West Scotland.

BIM Academy supported Ryder Architecture and Laing O’Rourke in the development of a comprehensive 3D digital information model that was used to analyse, optimise and coordinate the design, and accurately specify the offsite manufactured panels that make up the entire external building envelope, resulting in significant productivity gains and programme reductions.

The planned 30 month construction programme was shortened by six months as a result of the digital construction methodologies applied to the project and the use of offsite manufacturing and design for manufacture assembly (DfMA).

Manufacturing offsite allowed for components to be fabricated in controlled conditions to ensure quality prior to delivery to site, rather than constructing in potentially inclement weather conditions in this rural location.