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May 5 2015

 Kilsyth Health Centre completes
A £7.8m community health centre in Kilsyth has been completed by hub South West, the first of three such facilities being delivered by NHS Lanarkshire.

Designed by Reiach & Hall Architects and delivered by Graham Construction the new centre will offer a range of services including GP and dental surgeries and associated consulting rooms, gaining an Energy Performance Certificate B rating and Very Good BREEAM accreditation in the process.

Ian Ross, NHS Lanarkshire’s chief executive, said, “Our aim is to deliver a first class health centre for the people of Kilsyth. This is an exciting development that will offer excellent premises for a wide range of local health services including additional local services.”

Facilities in East Kilbride and Wishaw are scheduled to follow later in the year.
A range of clinics and services are provided under one roof
A range of clinics and services are provided under one roof
The new health centre is double the size of the previous building
The new health centre is double the size of the previous building

5 Comments

Perry Mason
#1 Posted by Perry Mason on 5 May 2015 at 13:45 PM
If you know the Reiach and Hall back catalogue, you would expect a first class project. Having only seen the externals in real life, I think it is a modest but impressive building. However while BREEAM isn't the most creditable means of accessing building performance, it would be interesting to see what Ian Ross sees a first class facility being, when the building in Kilsyth has a relatively average performance rating? Should it not be mandatory that public buildings like this achieve an Excellent rating?
james
#2 Posted by james on 5 May 2015 at 20:10 PM
Where is it in Kilsyth? A site plan would be appreciated and another external shot of the whole building please if possible?
I for one like the restraint of the exterior image.
urbanrealm
#3 Posted by urbanrealm on 6 May 2015 at 07:52 AM
No more externals at the moment James. Expecting professional shots shortly.
Scott
#4 Posted by Scott on 6 May 2015 at 09:26 AM
James, it's next to the swimming pool in Kilsyth. Also, the public art in the atria is by Civic Architects and the installation at the entrance is by Dress for the Weather.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#5 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 9 May 2015 at 23:23 PM
Very poor design.
The externals are anodyne in the extreme with no detailing, character or energy to lift it beyond a box.

The internal layout is terrible.
It is actually worse than the 60's nonsense it replaces.

Seating area is poor and the queue for the main desk is almost out the door when things get busy. And then you have the internal light-well with the obligatory white chips and the skinny trees. What a waste of time, effort and money.

Great idea wasted by architects who are just phoning it in.

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