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Funding approved for Parklea horticultural hub

August 16 2022

Funding approved for Parklea horticultural hub

INCH Architecture & Design have been appointed to deliver their third community hub in Inverclyde with the receipt of funding from the Scottish Government and Inverclyde Council.

Led by Parklea Branching Out, a horticultural-based training and recreation provider, the hub will be located adjacent to the speciality school's home overlooking the River Clyde at Woodhall, near Port Glasgow.

Initial community consultation has been held for the facility, which will provide garden activities for people with additional support needs as well as the wider community. It will be split between a public main building and a separate volunteer building housing meeting rooms, offices and welfare facilities.

The main public building is conceived as a grid of dendriform columns, creating a sculptural ceiling and permitting the harvesting of grey water. The structure will be enclosed in glass curtain walling and pressed metal panels.

A more modest volunteer building will feature a barrel vault standing seam roof with picture windows framing the Parklea glasshouses.

Both buildings will be raised above the flood plain on a plinth. INCH was also behind a new community hub at Broomhill Gardens and the recently completed Craigend Resource Centre.

A formal planning application is expected in October. 

The community hub will sit below a sculptural canopy of dendriform columns
The community hub will sit below a sculptural canopy of dendriform columns

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