1879 – Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland

Architect: David Bryce


The new Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, constructed between 1870 and 1879 provided an unprecedented 600 beds, arranged in eight three-storey pavilions with one large ward on each floor. At the time of its opening, the Illustrated London News described the new infirmary as the largest in the United Kingdom and probably the best planned. No longer in use as a hospital after the Royal built a new hospital on a different site, the buildings future is uncertain.

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