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Renfrewshire building for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde – design by Holmes
11 Mar 2008
Renfrew Health and Social Work Centre success for Holmes
Glasgow and Edinburgh-based architects Holmes, working with Interserve Project Services Ltd, have been awarded preferred bidder status on the new Renfrew Health and Social Work Centre.
The new three-storey building will provide a modern, flexible, spacious and practical centre with a strong iconic civic presence. The building will reflect the vision and values of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Renfrewshire Council in its welcoming and non institutional appearance, creating a reassuring sense of professionalism and efficiency.
The new building brings together three GP Practices, a district nurse, health centre clinic and community dental service and Social Work, Learning Disability Service, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Podiatry and Physiotherapy Services under one roof, providing a full range of services to meet the healthcare challenges of the 21st century.
The building design has been developed around a clear circulation grid with a newly formed public square at the centre. Internally the circulation route is expressed in the form of a ‘public street’ from which all functions of the building are interfaced. The ‘street’ enables building users to very quickly orientate themselves and move through the building whilst also providing connection to the external landscaped courtyards.
The strong and graceful building diagram combines a welcoming and light arrival space with more intimate treatment and consultation accommodation wings, which impart variety, scale and interest to the Centre. Careful selection and use of furniture and plants will help create a healing and therapeutic environment.
The successful delivery of this project will provide a ‘gold standard’ facility for the people of Renfrew.
Renfrew Health and Social Work Centre – information from Holmes Partnership 110308
Renfrewshire Houses by Holmes Partnership
Holmes is one of Scotland’s biggest and most respected architectural practices with a reputation for delivering innovative and intelligent architectural solutions. With offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Holmes works with clients across all sectors, including residential, commercial, education, industrial, custodial and masterplanning. A £500 million workload includes major residential regeneration projects; city centre and business park commercial developments, and an extensive school building program for six (confirm) Scottish local authority clients. Holmes was recently listed in the Architect’s Journal as one of the UK’s top 100 practices.
In 2006 Holmes exhibited at MIPIM, the major international property market, alongside ten other practices on a UK architecture stand promoting the work of some of the country’s most respected architects. Hawkhead is one of several sites in and around Glasgow that Holmes is involved in regenerating. The redevelopment of the Canniesburn Hospital site in Bearsden also involves a mix of new build accommodation and restored 1930s Art Deco-style buildings. Mondriaan and Parade Park are major residential project regenerating brownfield sites in the city and Holmes are also the architects implementing the masterplan for the Oatlands Regeneration Project.
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West Centre, Drumchapel : Anderson Bell Christie
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