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Stirling Care Village set for New Year start

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December 13 2016

Stirling Care Village set for New Year start
The Scottish government has given the final go-ahead for creation of a £35m ‘care village’ within the grounds of Stirling Community Hospital, enabling a start to be made on-site from January.

Overseen by Hub east central Scotland the JM Architects designed build is being spearheaded by Stirling Council, NHS Forth Valley and the Scottish Ambulance Service to provide short-term care for the elderly.

As part of the scheme a new primary and urgent care centre will also be developed alongside a relocated ambulance station.

In their design statement JM said: “The scale and form of the Care Hub building acknowledges the architectural merits of the 1930s hospital and is designed to show deference in height to the existing building with the visible façade facing onto the shared plaza being only two stories while the original administration block extends to three stories.

“The civic entrance formed mainly from a vintage, varied brick contains a number of large glazed panels that bring activity and vitality from the inside out into the public plaza. This makes the entrance friendly and welcoming with movement and liveliness at its core. By contrast the residential pedestrian street to the right of the entrance addresses the potential future housing zone in a more domestic scale.”

Final completion is expected by autumn 2019 and a community engagement event will be staged on 25 January where additional information will be provided.

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