Ogilvie undertook the partial demolition, structural alteration and complete refurbishment of the existing Grade B Listed, Chalmers Hospital within the city centre of Edinburgh. The works comprised the construction of a new, contemporary designed 3-storey Sexual Health Centre with glass atrium.
The extension provides consultation rooms, break out areas, staff areas and lecture theatres. We also installed sustainable measures such as under floor heating, cavity insulation and a glazed atrium linking the two buildings, which reduces the overall fabric heat losses from the buildings, increasing sustainability.
The works to the existing listed building comprised the demolition of a poor quality nineteen sixties extension leaving the original sandstone building. The building was sympathetically taken back to original surfaces and new structural components installed to bring the building up to modern day loading standards.
A sedum roof stores the rainfall to reduce flow off site and underfloor heating is used throughout to give a balanced low running cost environment. Porous materials in the parking area with underground storage tanks further limit surface water flow offsite.