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Construction gets underway at Maggie’s Forth Valley

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March 17 2015

Construction gets underway at Maggie’s Forth Valley
Cancer care charity Maggie’s has moved on site at its latest care centre, a Nord designed facility within the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert.

A loch-side setting has been chosen for the cast concrete build, incorporating a series of rooms in a collonaded pavilion wrapped by a verandah.

In their design statement for Maggie's Forth Valley Nord noted: “The majority of the building programme is on an accessible ground level with a, ‘single room’ growing space and 2 quiet sitting areas on the upper floor. There will be future provision for a lift, which might have to go in at some point, but we’re keen for the building to conceptually read as a single storey solid and robust element with a very light glass pop-up on top.

“There will be planting around and inside the glass pop-up to bring some of the landscape into the building along with an external roof terrace area which will help to soften and deconstruct the roof elevation of the building; a lighting feature will be used at night to animate the building with the glass pop -up being a key feature, acting as a beacon at the head of the loch.”

Gordon Dunne, chief executive of Dunne Building & Engineering, added:  “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to deliver Maggie’s Forth Valley and especially proud at being selected for a second time to build a Maggie’s Centre following our successful delivery of the multi-award winning Maggie’s Glasgow at Gartnavel Hospital in 2011.”

The building is expected to be handed over in spring 2016.
A hearth and kitchen will sit at the heart of the pavilion
A hearth and kitchen will sit at the heart of the pavilion
Large sliding windows will open out onto the covered verandah
Large sliding windows will open out onto the covered verandah

1 Comment

Sven
#1 Posted by Sven on 25 Mar 2015 at 10:32 AM
Maggie Centres are amongst the most successful modern buildings in terms of useability, architecture and design. Can our planning departments and architects take note. I am still utterly in love with the Gartnavel building and the Forth Valley building equally looks inspiring and well designed. Well done NORD.

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