Design work by Newcastle-based architects, Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd, has been highly commended at the national Building Better Healthcare (BBH) Awards.
The practice’s work at the Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh won praise in the Best Use of Existing Estate category, which recognises projects that improve existing buildings to deliver modern healthcare services.
Described by the judges as “forward-thinking”, the £2.3m project involved the redevelopment of a 1970s building originally used as a care home.
The judges added in a statement: “This work has very much improved patient accommodation and they have future-proofed it well as the rooms are adaptable depending on future needs. The balconies are lovely and, as an add-on, it is very, very nice.”