Newcastle Architects Gain Planning Permission For Aberdeen Neurological Centre

Issue 23

Newcastle-based architectural practice, JDDK Architects, has secured planning permission for the Sue Ryder Neurological Centre at Dee View Court in the Kincorth area of Aberdeen for a £4m new wing and extension.

Dee View Court, opened in 2003, is ScotlandÕs only purpose-built neurological centre that provides care and support for patients with degenerative life-changing conditions affecting the brain and nervous system. However, with only 20 residential spaces in single rooms and a waiting list of over half that number, Sue Ryder were keen to develop the existing site by extending their facility.

The new building will contain six high dependency en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor with a further six supported living units on the first floor, allowing independent living for residents with support from the centre if required. Large patio doors providing access into the gardens and doubling as fire escapes will be fitted in each ground floor bedroom to create light airy spaces. The building will be set into the existing sloping bank and will appear as a single storey building from the surrounding residential properties.

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