In 2002 Gareth Hoskins Architects were commissioned to design a new exemplar community health centre in Partick, Glasgow. The aim was for a welcoming non-institutional building which would reflect the contemporary face of community health care. The glazed frontage reveals an open stair within a triple height void which forms the hub of the building and links the clinic facilities and administrative office space. The principle spaces of consulting rooms and large offices are predominantly contained within a timber box to the rear of the building, to provide privacy.
The nursery accommodation, which is an autonomous part of the building and has a requirement for privacy and containment hence being physically separated from both the road and the rest of the building, is built under a projecting canopy that creates sheltered play spaces. Landscaping slabs at the rear of the building have three distinct levels, reflecting the development of the growing children and the different nursery classes.
Community Centre for Health
547 Dumbarton Road
GLASGOW G11 6HU
Greater Glasgow NHS Primary Care Trust
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