Watch time lapse film of new Sick Kids building

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NHS Lothian has released the first in a series of time lapse videos showing construction of the new Sick Kids hospital.

Work on the £150 million Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences started at the end of February this year.

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

The time lapse images show the site being transformed by contractor Brookfield Multiplex as the seasons change from winter, spring and into summer.

Piling rigs, cranes and HGVs are seen moving around the site as ground works begin. Gradually the basement of the six storey building and the cores which will form part of the main concrete ‘superstructure’ become more visible as the video progresses.

Jim Crombie, Chief Officer, 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 few months of construction and we look forward with anticipation to seeing that continue.

“We are now starting to see the main structures appearing above the ground and we await another project milestone over the next month or so, with the installation of the four tower cranes on site.

“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.