St Columba's Hospice

Boswall Road, Trinity, Edinburgh

 

Background

Rebuilding the Hospice

This  St Columba's Hospice website page explains the reason  for demolishing the hospice buildings at Boswall Road, Trinity, built in the late 1970s, and replacing them with a new hospice on the same site.

The old hospice buildings at Boswall Road closed in early 2012, and the hospice has moved to Kirklands House, Ingliston, until new facilities become available at Boswall Road, expected to be in 2014.

 

Progress to Date

Building Work

Spring 2012:  Old buildings demolished, apart from the original C18 Challenger Lodge which is to be retained.

Summer 2012:  Earth removed and concrete base laid for foundations at a lower level.

I hope to add photos of the to the EdinPhoto web site as the building work progresses.  Please scroll down, then click on the thumbnail images below.

 

Photos

Please select a topic below, or scroll down this page and click on any of the links:

Page 1.

21 May 2009

The Old Hospice and Grounds

Page 2.

22 May 2012

Demolition

Page 3.

24 May 2012

25 May 2012

Piling

Page 4.

1 June 2012

The view opens up to Challenger Lodge

Page 5.

8 June 2012

Construction Vehicles

Page 6.

18 June 2012

Excavation begins

Page 7.

19 June 2012

Excavation continues

Page 8.

20 June 2012

21 June 2012

22 June 2012

JCBs at Work and More Wet Weather

 

  

Page 1.

Old Hospice

and

Hospice Grounds

May 21, 2009

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St Columba's Hospice  -  Old Hospice and Gounds  -  View from the west, May 2009

View from the west

The Old Hospice and Grounds - 1

St Columba's Hospice  -  Old Hospice and Gounds  -  View from the west, May 2009

View from the west

The Old Hospice and Grounds - 2

 

Page 2.

Demolition

May 22 + May 23, 2012

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St Columba's Hospice  -  Demolition of Old Hospice  -  View from the west, May 2009

View from the west

Demolition - 1

St Columba's Hospice  -  Demolition of Old Hospice  -  View from the west, May 2009

View from the west

Demolition - 2

St Columba's Hospice  -  Demolition of Old Hospice  -  View from the west, May 2009

View from the west

Demolition - 3

St Columba's Hospice  -  Demolition of Old Hospice  -  View from the west, May 2009

View from the west

Demolition - 4

 

Page 3.

Piling Work

May 24, May 25, May 28, 2012

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St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  Looking SSE across the site  -  May 2012

Looking SSE

Piling 1

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  Looking SSE across the site  -  May 2012

Looking SSE

Piling 2

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  Looking SE across the site  -  May 2012

Looking SE

Piling 3

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  Looking SE across the site  -  May 2012

Looking SE

Piling 4

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  view from the west  -  May 2012

Looking E

Piling 5

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  Looking SSE across the site,  May 2012

Looking SSE

Piling 6

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  looking SE across the site,  May 2012

Looking SE

Piling 7

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  View from the west, May 2012

Looking E

Piling 8

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  View from the south,  May 2012

Looking N

Piling 9

 

Page 4.

'Challenger Lodge'

June 1, 2012

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St Columba's Hospice  - Piling work complete and demolition almost complete.  The view opens up to show the C19 Challenger Lodge building, June 2012

Boundary Wall

Challenger Lodge 1

St Columba's Hospice  - Piling work complete and demolition almost complete.  The view opens up to show the C19 Challenger Lodge building, June 2012

Zoom-out

Challenger Lodge 2

St Columba's Hospice  - Piling work complete and demolition almost complete.  The view opens up to show the C19 Challenger Lodge building, June 2012

Zoom-in

Challenger Lodge 3

Page 5.

Construction Vehicles

June 8, 2012

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St Coluba's Hospice  -  Construction Vehicles, June 2012 

Construction Vehicles 1

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Construction Vehicles, June 2012 

Construction Vehicles 2

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Construction Vehicles, June 2012 

Construction Vehicles 3

 

Page 6.

Excavation Work Begins

June 18, 2012

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St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking SE

Excavation 1

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking SSE

Excavation 2

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking E

Excavation 3

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking SSE

Excavation 4

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking SE

Excavation 5

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking SE

Excavation 6

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking SE

Excavation 7

 

Page 7.

Excavation Work Continues

June 19, 2012

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St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking SE

Excavation 1

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking ESE

Excavation 2

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking N

Excavation 3

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking N

Excavation 4

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking S

Excavation 5

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012

Looking W

Excavation 6

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking W

Excavation 7

St Coluba's Hospice  -  Excavation, June 2012 

Looking W

Excavation 8

 

Page 8.

JCBs at Work
and
More Wet Weather

June 21 + June 22, 2012

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St Coluba's Hospice  -  JCBs at work 

JCBs at Work 1

St Coluba's Hospice  -  JCB at work 

JCBs at Work 2

St Coluba's Hospice  -  JCBs at work 

JCBs at Work 3

St Coluba's Hospice  -  JCBs at work 

JCBs at Work 4

St Coluba's Hospice  -  JCB at work 

JCBs at Work 5

St Coluba's Hospice  -  JCB at work 

JCBs at Work 6

St Coluba's Hospice  -  JCB at work 

JCBs at Work 7

St Coluba's Hospice  -  JCB at work 

JCBs at Work 8

 

Photos

Trinity

Around Edinburgh

 

Recollections

Challenger Lodge

Granton, Trinity, Wardie

 

 

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