Glasgow hospice announces relocation plans
March 17 2011
The Hospice has outgrown its current home in Carlton Place, on the Clyde riverfront and is currently on the hunt for a south side plot on which to build a new centre.
Larger better equipped premises will enable the charity to better cater for young people aged 15-25 who currently fall between children’s and adult services; including single rooms for inpatients and private indoor spaces for patients and visitors.
A major fundraising campaign will be launched to finance the move, which will be part paid for via the sale of the hospice’s current premises.
Hospice chief executive Rhona Baillie explained: “Currently, the increasing numbers of young people who are referred to the hospice are sharing facilities at Carlton Place with older patients and whilst there are some advantages to this, it’s long been our ambition that we should provide discrete, specialist areas for each group.”
Project managers Davis Langdon will put the scheme out to tender in the next few months – at which point architectural practices will be invited to submit concept designs.
It is anticipated that the new unit will open in 2016.
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