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February 28 2011

Bankhall Court completion to boost dementia care
John Gilbert Architects have formally unveiled a £3m care home for those with dementia within the disadvantaged Govanhill district of Glasgow.

Developed by Govanhill Housing Association and operated by the Mungo Foundation, with Petrie Robertson Design acting as structural engineer, the five storey structure fills a tight gap site within the inner city district.

Providing 17 individual bed sits, each with a south facing aspect, the development is intended to provide an environment which aids the care of its residents.

This sees a generous balcony incorporated to give residents an outdoor sunspace alongside a rooftop garden, part of a requirement to have 50% of the site footprint given over to open space.

Two brick faced staircases book end the development, both of which boast a large vertical stained glass window designed by artist John Clark. This treatment is extrapolated into each individual room which boasts its own decorative panel.

An in depth look at Govanhill will be made in the March edition of Urban Realm.

Images taken by Keith Hunter.
Stained glass provides a recurring theme throughout interior spaces
Stained glass provides a recurring theme throughout interior spaces
The site was previously occupied by tenement buildings, demolished in the 1980s
The site was previously occupied by tenement buildings, demolished in the 1980s

6 Comments

at
#1 Posted by at on 2 Mar 2011 at 10:35 AM
car park
BM
#2 Posted by BM on 3 Mar 2011 at 10:37 AM
I like this.
But for heaven's sake, include some form of glazing/door to the balconies. South facing? Terrific. Just as ours was in Easterhouse. It meant our snowmen which we would religiously build each year on the verandah would melt quicker.
Balconies+Scotland=Doo'cot.
The Bairn
#3 Posted by The Bairn on 3 Mar 2011 at 13:30 PM
At least it looks better in the dark.
Coloured panels are pathetic.
Also we dont have a southern European climate so open balconies coloured white are just plain stupid.
DB
#4 Posted by DB on 1 Aug 2011 at 18:36 PM
The balconies (sunspaces) are fully enclosed with openable glazing and remain quite warm even in winter thanks to solar gain. Furthermore there are double glazed doors between the sunspace and the room. It works!
D to the R
#5 Posted by D to the R on 2 Aug 2011 at 12:50 PM
DB that doesn't excuse that fact this sh*t got planning permission ... and worse than that ... built ... its an insult to anyone who ever studied architecture
DB
#6 Posted by DB on 2 Aug 2011 at 17:32 PM
Do regale us with your critique D...

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