A new time lapse video showing the first year of construction at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences has been released.

Construction of the £150 million building started at the end of February 2015 and the new hospital will open to patients in Autumn 2017.

The latest video, which shows a birds-eye view of the site, condenses the building works into a three minute montage.

In this video we see the main building being formed and the superstructure frame taking shape. We can see the main lift core next to the Child and Adult Mental Health Service rising above the ground and the first, second and third floors beginning to take shape.

Towards the end of the video the external walls begin to be fitted and windows start to be installed. The setting out of internal partitions between departments is also seen within the ground level.

Brian Currie, Project Director, NHS Lothian, said: “It's great to see things progressing well on site. This video shows just how much has been achieved over the first year of construction and we look forward with anticipation to seeing that continue.

“The new hospital building will bring many benefits for our patients, their families and our staff, not least a modern facility designed to meet their needs.”

The new building which will adjoin the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at child and adult Emergency Departments will open to the public in late autumn 2017. The development will see services from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service co-located into a modern and high-quality building.

Please follow the link below to the time lapse video:http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/OurOrganisation/PropertyDevelopments/CurrentProjects/ProudHistoriesNewChapters/WhatsHappeningOnSite/TimeLapseVideo/Pages/default.aspx

Last Reviewed: 14/03/2016