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Aberdeen Dental School

Ari, Foresterhill, Aberdeen

High profile commission to design the new Dental School within a demanding timescale. Delivered on time through a 2-stage procurement route, with advanced enabling works package.

Substantially a ‘new build’, linked to adjacent existing buildings, the facility will become a centre of excellence in Dental Teaching and provides both open-plan teaching chair facilities and closed surgeries

Its core accommodation provides Special care surgeries; Oral surgery; Paediatric Sedation unit; Paediatric clinic; Consultant children’s and orthodontics; Emergency; Oral Surgery/Oral Medicine; Radiography unit; Integrated Oral Care; Computer learning centre e-network centre; Clinical technician area; Student laboratory; Decontamination centre; Clinical skills unit; restorative dentistry; and a Consultant restorative service.

Highly complex teaching spaces are supplemented by general teaching areas, and support accommodation for students, teaching staff, and support workers. The building is accessible to the public and many of the spaces are accessible to the wider hospital campus staff.

The project was completed within 19 months of the architect appointment, following a 2-stage procurement process. Works on-site were completed within a 12-month period. Further phased sections have integrated adjacent teaching and treatment spaces into the new facility; which acts as a hub for dental teaching in the northeast of Scotland.


University of Aberdeen / NHS Grampian

Design and Construction Team

Mackie Ramsay Taylor
Structural Engineer:
Ramsay & Chalmers
Services Engineer:
Wallace Whittle
Robertson Construction Eastern Ltd