Firrhill Respite Centre

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The respite centre was built as a replacement for the City of Edinburgh Council ‘s existing centre in Currie.

The building, which houses 8 clients, is designed along different lines to traditional respite care. It is formed as a garden pavillion to the adjacent existing day centre. The building has a simple double height social space with ensuite bedrooms along the back of the building. The building works with a human scale, and emphasises natural light and views.

About this development
Project Firrhill Respite Centre
Location Edinburgh
Client Body Edinburgh City Council
Delivery Team jmarchitects, ERDC
Development Services Support services, Inpatient facility
SCIM Design Statement Firrhill Respite Centre (PDF)

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