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May 1 2018

Care centre embodies healthy living in Pennywell
NHS Lothian have taken possession of Pennywell All Care Centre, a partnership health and social care centre with additional GP provision all under one roof.

Designed by Holmes Miller and delivered by Graham Construction the centre caters for communities in north west Edinburgh and is one of three partnership centres to be delivered by the health authority in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council and West Lothian Council.

Gary Holmes, Scotland managing director for Graham Construction said: “The new centre is a real asset to the surrounding area, giving children access to some of the country’s most modern health and social care facilities.”

Clad in buff brick with concrete wall panels the £12m centre will serve as an anchor for a surrounding community of 700 homes in Muirhouse and seeks to offer a calming environment for patients and staff.

Two other partnership health and council services hubs have been built at Firrhill and Blackburn, both designed by Hoskins Architects.
A light-filled atrium creates a calming environment for patients
A light-filled atrium creates a calming environment for patients
Brick and concrete panels have been used to clad the partnership care centre
Brick and concrete panels have been used to clad the partnership care centre

Pennywell is one of a new breed of all-in-one care centres
Pennywell is one of a new breed of all-in-one care centres
Photography by Keith Hunter
Photography by Keith Hunter

3 Comments

CM
#1 Posted by CM on 1 May 2018 at 16:28 PM
Wow, that first image...Brutalist 1960s public building styling in 2018.
Egbert
#2 Posted by Egbert on 2 May 2018 at 12:02 PM
#1 mate, please read some architectural history. This is surely closer in tectonics and materials to the 'Scandinavian', soft-modern Festival of Britain-style public buildings of the early 1950s that the Brutalists derided, if lacking the lightness of touch that characterised them.
Urban Realm
#3 Posted by Urban Realm on 2 May 2018 at 16:02 PM
Higher quality photography from Keith Hunter is now live

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