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July 8 2015

Plans submitted for Gorbals Health Centre
Plans have been submitted for the erection of a new health and care centre in the New Gorbals district of Glasgow by JM Architects.

Situated on Crown Street Gorbals Health Centre will re-establish a perimeter block and house NHS services, GP surgeries, social services, community space and treatment rooms finished with precast concrete, textured brick and Western Red Cedar window openings.

In their design statement the architects noted: “The building parapet level is designed to line-through with Page\Park’s housing association offices and the building lines are aligned with both this and the immediately adjoining housing blocks.

“A key idea of the design is for clarity of way finding. This is achieved primarily by the use of a large slow stair located just at the point of entry which runs through a three level void. The stair runs parallel to the courtyard garden and is configured to slowly climb through the building with a number of landings, stops and resting places.”

Situated between the fingers of the ‘E’ plan will be twin courtyard spaces with surrounding elevations punctured by the maximum amount of glazing to enhance the relationship between internal and external environments.
Glazing use will be maximised on internal facades to improve the patient experience
Glazing use will be maximised on internal facades to improve the patient experience

2 Comments

AndyP
#1 Posted by AndyP on 8 Jul 2015 at 17:06 PM
Erm...that stair looks familiar
http://www.dugganmorrisarchitects.com/#projects/src/sector/education/title/ortus-home-of-maudsley-learning-south-london
Neil
#2 Posted by Neil on 8 Jul 2015 at 20:41 PM
I think the stair is meant to be being used as a precedent image - the previous pages in the Design and Access Statement have a whole load of precedent images although the labelling for this one doesn't make it clear.

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