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Construction commences on Maggie’s Lanarkshire

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April 3 2013

Construction commences on Maggie’s Lanarkshire
Construction work will shortly commence on the latest Maggie’s Centre, a Reiach & Hall design in the grounds of Monklands Hospital, just two months after the practices Ardrossan Medical Centre was given the go-ahead..

Neil Gillespie from Reiach and Hall Architects who are designing the centre said: “We are delighted to be moving forward with Maggie’s Lanarkshire.  This project has been very important to the office and has been a real joy to for the entire team to develop and craft.  

“The construction phase is always an exciting time, allowing us all to realise the ambitions created with Maggie’s, to provide a permanent home for the centre at Monklands District Hospital.  We look forward to the months ahead and the unveiling of the new building.”

The centre, expected to cost around £1m to build, is part of a wider global expansion plan which includes a Nord penned scheme for Forth Valley.

Contractors are scheduled to move on site on Monday with completion pencilled in for early 2014.

A punchcard pattern of brickwork and perforated lightwells give some identity to the northern edge of the hospital grounds.
A punchcard pattern of brickwork and perforated lightwells give some identity to the northern edge of the hospital grounds.
Located on the site of an existing car park the scheme will provide an enclosed garden space linked by a sequence of external rooms
Located on the site of an existing car park the scheme will provide an enclosed garden space linked by a sequence of external rooms

Running water will be harnessed to animate garden spaces
Running water will be harnessed to animate garden spaces
The scheme takes the form of four sheltered courts framed by a simple, repetitive structure and golden 'light catchers'
The scheme takes the form of four sheltered courts framed by a simple, repetitive structure and golden 'light catchers'

1 Comment

Jonathan
#1 Posted by Jonathan on 3 Apr 2013 at 13:01 PM
Great architecture but I am becoming concerned about the recent Maggies centres losing that 'homely' feel that Richard Murphy and others embedded in the early centres. This feels a little bit officey, or ultra-modern-rich-client house, and a little too clinical. I know fantastic staff and finishes are a lot to play in creating the right vibe but as designers we have a massive part to play. Some of the spaces look great though, look forward to seeing how this turns out....

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