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Queen awards healthcare design

Healthcare estate managers and architects in the UK are to be honoured by the Queen on her birthday.

Raymond Kennedy Young, chair of “Architecture and Design Scotland” won a CBE for his services to architecture.

Architecture and Design Scotland was established as a non-departmental public body by the Scottish Executive lat year. It aims to act as a national champion for good architecture, design and planning.

“I am honoured to receive this CBE on behalf of the Architecture and Design Scotland team,” says Young.

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“This is recognition of the work that Architecture and Design has been undertaking and the importance that is attached to improving the quality and sustainability of the built environment in Scotland.”

In 2006, Architecture and Design Scotland launched a project to up the standard of design in healthcare buildings.

An MBE was also given to Satanaryan Sarkar, the estates operations manager at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and to Peter Curtis, a porter at Hull Royal Infirmary.