nicoll russell studios
architects + interior designers

International Hospital of Costa Del Sol



Nicoll Russell Studios were commissioned to design an acute private hospital for IH Developments Ltd. On an elevated site overlooking the Mediterranean at Estepona, Spain. High Quality medical care facilities and in-patient accommodation in a non-institutional ‘hospital’ environment were key requirements of the brief.
The topography of the site was used to advantage in creating a terraced solution to provide all 100 private en-suite bedrooms with a balcony and views out to sea.
The terraced bedrooms enclosed an internal landscape and top lit atrium which was overlooked by the entrance reception area and outpatients department. The core medical facilities including a 4 theatre operating suite, ITU, CCU and imaging facilities were placed at the heart of the building at a lower level.
NRS took the project from inception to detail design stage and obtained the necessary local authority approvals but due to funding difficulties the project was terminated.