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Work commences on Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre

November 14 2011

Work commences on Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre
A turf cutting event has taken place today on site of the new Wester Hailes Healthy living Centre, a joint development between NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Designed by JM Architects the scheme will incorporate a range of health services under one roof; including a dental practice, social work care and volunteer staff from the Wester Hailes Health Agency.

The building will incorporate a central internal boulevard from which both accommodation and a series of enclosed courtyard gardens can be accessed.

Councillor Paul Edie, Health and Social Care Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Today marks an important step for people living in Wester Hailes as the new centre will create a one stop shop of health and social care services.

“Having all these facilities in one location can only be of benefit to everyone in the community and the new site will transform a derelict part of the neighbourhood.”

Completion of the facility is penciled in for 2013.
Wester Hailes has been delivered through Hub South East Scotland Ltd
Wester Hailes has been delivered through Hub South East Scotland Ltd


The Bairn
#1 Posted by The Bairn on 14 Nov 2011 at 15:38 PM
Oh dear another 'successful' building like Falkirk High School with an equally uninspiring design.
Hope the end users are happy with the internals.
#2 Posted by icam on 15 Nov 2011 at 09:35 AM
mmmmm. JM (Just Mediocre) architects. These guys need to come up with something new instead of just dusting down the schemes from any one of their PFI schools etc. Utterly dull and about time clients and that includes the Hub opened their eyes to the many other talented firms in East Scotland.
#3 Posted by SAndals on 17 Nov 2011 at 16:23 PM
Architectural snobbery still alive and well I see - and all judged from a couple of images.
If it had SHA or GHA name against it, I'm sure icam would be p*ssing in his pants in excitement.
D to the R
#4 Posted by D to the R on 18 Nov 2011 at 21:45 PM
Tisk Tisk icam .... what are you working on? Looks ok to me - JM are a pretty safe pair of hands when it comes to delivering decent architecture ... probably unlike your mob !
#5 Posted by on 29 Nov 2011 at 21:37 PM
SAndals and D to the R. Very aggressive replies - sounds like you are JM employees Not JM's best piece of work - think they are getting a wee bit tired.
#6 Posted by SAndals on 16 Dec 2011 at 10:55 AM
'Fraid not, - lol smiley face LMFAO - just someone who knows that given a fair run at it Henry and Ian will produce a good design.
It is your negative comments that are getting a wee bit tired.

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