As Scotland’s first net-zero hospital, the Balfour is making a positive impact on the environment. The materials and built form of the building and surrounding landscape, are simple, robust, easily sourced and maintained; all reflecting Orkney’s heritage and ecology.

“Workspace were lovely to work with and made sure they listened to our requirements so that the designs were absolutely spot on!”

Rhonda Walker, Project Lead – NHS Orknkey

The Hospital has Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Departments, together with Outpatients, Audiology, Radiography, a Pharmacy, the Laboratory, Medical Records and a Central Decontamination Unit.
This multi-award-finalist project presented a unique set of challenges for everyone involved, including the remoteness of the island, local landscape and climate conditions.
The project was nevertheless delivered on-time and on-budget.

Awards: Scottish Property Awards 2020 Healthcare Development of the Year – Finalist
Scottish Property Awards 2020 Architectural Excellence (Public Use) – Finalist
Scottish Property Awards 2020 Architectural Excellence in Public Buildings – Finalist