Suttie Centre

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The Suttie Centre is a purpose-built training centre on the Foresterhill hospital campus in Aberdeen.


Suttie Centre in 2010

The Suttie Centre for Teaching & Learning in Healthcare is a partnership between the University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian. Designed by Edinburgh architects Bennetts Associates, the £20 million, five-storey, timber-clad building opened in September 2009.[1] Part of the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine, the centre is used for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a wide range of healthcare staff use it for their continuing professional development. There is public access to displays on medical history.[1]

The centre contains the university Anatomy department, a 220-seat lecture theatre, a simulated ward area and facilities for the ‘volunteer patients’ who support the teaching of clinical skills.[2] Advanced technology includes an IT suite and a range of innovative simulators including the UK’s first ‘sim-baby’.[1] A public cafe and museum area presents the history of medicine in the north-east of Scotland.

A central atrium allows natural light into the heart of the building, which has a 6500 square metre floorspace.[3]

The centre is the fulfilment of the vision of Professor Matthew Hay for the Foresterhill Health Campus, a joint site for healthcare.[4] In 1900 he identified Foresterhill as a suitable location.


  1. ^ a b c "The Suttie Centre: About". University of Aberdeen. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  2. ^ "The Suttie Centre: Key features". University of Aberdeen. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  3. ^ Lewis, Penny (2 May 2010). "The Suttie Centre: developing the evidence base". Architecture Today. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Healthcare facility hits new heights". The Northern Scot. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2014.

Coordinates: 57°9′21″N 2°8′9″W / 57.15583°N 2.13583°W / 57.15583; -2.13583