Lothian Birth Centre, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary


To satisfy the physical need for functional accommodation and the psychological needs of those using the building it must have non institutional, free flowing, informal internal spaces.


A sense of being a ‘non-patient’ is important to the centre’s ethos. It will be midwife lead dealing with births where no complications are envisaged, therefore ensuring an individual identity within an existing acute hospital context.


"This is a very exciting time for maternity services in Lothian and the new Birth Centre is a fantastic new facility. The Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC) have been closely involved in the development of the plans and are delighted that our comments were taken on board"

- Mathilde Peace, Lay Chair of the MSLC

Client Consort Healthcare / NHS Lothian
Contact Maria Wilson, Chief Midwife
Dates  Complete 2010
Contract  Design & Build
Value  £3m
Floor Area  750 sqM
Services  Architecture