Armitstead Child Development Centre, Dundee Healthcare, Photos, Architect, Scottish Design, Hospital Property

Armitstead Child Development Centre

Contemporary Healthcare Development in Dundee, Tayside, East Scotland, by Campbell & Arnott Architects

11 Nov 2009

Armitstead Child Development Centre

Date built: 2008
Design: Campbell & Arnott Architects

The New Armitstead Child Development Centre at Kings Cross hospital is a purpose built facility replacing the previous centre which was housed in a Victorian villa on the outskirts of Dundee.

Armitstead Child Development Centre Dundee Child Development Centre Contemporary Healthcare Development in Tayside
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The centre provides specialist services for disabled children and their parents, as well as a base for staff working in the community.

Patient access areas are divided into 4 zones on the ground floor arranged around a central courtyard, which also acts as a training area for wheelchair use, with various ground surfaces and hazards that will be encountered in everyday life re-created in a safe and controlled environment.

The 4 zones; Parents & Support; Clinic; Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy and Nursery are colour coded, to allow simple orientation and wayfinding and are connected by wide bright corridors.

Each of the treatment gyms and nurseries has direct access to the secure quiet gardens which are on the South & West sides of the site, shielded from the rest of the Hospital campus by the centre and existing mature trees.

Armitstead Centre Dundee Healthcare Development Armitstead Centre
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The building rises to two storeys on the North and East sides to address the other buildings on the hospital campus and mark the entrance to the centre. This second storey provides staff offices for all of the disciplines who use the centre, with the majority being open plan to increase interaction between the different professions.

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