Ayrshire Maternity Unit, Crosshouse Hospital


This project created a new state-of-the-art maternity unit at Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock. The unit is the focal point of a network of maternity facilities across Ayrshire and Arran, providing a comprehensive service from a single site. The hospital contains fifty maternity beds, two theatres, an outpatients department, ante-natal, ultrasound, an early pregnancy unit and a day ward.


The design of the maternity hospital builds on the Keppie experience gained through the delivery of similar facilities at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Cork University Maternity Hospital. This ensured that the best of UK standards were applied during the discussions that took place with clinical staff, such that every detail of the hospital addressed their requirements.


“The opening of the Ayrshire Maternity Unit marks a true milestone for NHS Ayrshire & Arran. The new building will enable us to build on the excellent standards of care our doctors and midwives have provided over the years at Ayrshire Central.”

Dr Allan Gunning, Chief Operating Executive, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Client NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Contact  Andrew Hood, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Dates  Completed 2006
Value  £15m
Floor Area  8500 sqm
Services  Architecture, Interior Design