Basic Site Details

Name: RAF Hospital
Town, district or village: Cape Zevgari
City or county: Akrotiri
Country: Cyprus
Grid ref:
Notes: Structural engineer :Iorys Hughes
Mechanical engineer : E Wingfield-Bowles and Partners
Contractor: Taylor Woodrow 10 Park Street London W1 and Medcon Construction Limited Nicosia Cyprus

In 1960 it was decided to construct a new purpose built hospital for military personnel and their families at Cape Zevgari, approximately three miles, from the main base at Akrotiri. Work started on the new hospital on 1 June 1961 and construction, using reinforced concrete with built-in earthquake protection, took just under two years The hospital was opened to patients in May 1963 and it was officially opened by The Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Air Chief Commandant of the Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service on 21 November 1963

Built at a cost of £1,000,000, the hospital was fully air conditioned and comprised operating theatres dental department and maternity wing. Nursing sisters mess and living quarters, car park and helicopter landing pad. On its opening in 1963, there were eight wards with 155 beds.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1The Princess Mary’s Hospital (TPMH)  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hospital  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119611963Build/construction 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Alister G MacDonald & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19601963 
Item 2 of 2Alister Gladstone MacDonald (or Alistair Gladstone MacDonald)ArchitectA19601963 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Air Ministry, London 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1The Times11 October 1963  p11 - display advert for Taylor Woodrow