Calman Cancer Support Centre named UK’s best heritage project
August 15 2013Calman Cancer Support Centre, the former Gartnavel Royal Hospital Chapel, has been named the UK’s best heritage project by the National Lottery – beating off competition from the likes of the Cutty Sark and the Giant’s Causeway.
This follows the building’s conservation by Austin-Smith:Lord who adapted the structure to form a new therapy centre offering counselling and complementary therapies to cancer patients.
A rare example of the Low Look design created by Burnet the original fabric of the building has been carefully conserved with the addition of a low level side extension.
Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson presented the award, saying of the scheme: “Looking at this building today, it’s difficult to imagine that it was close to ruin a few years ago. It’s fantastic that the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust has restored it and turned it into a sanctuary where cancer patients can take time to relax, away from the pressures of their daily lives.
“This heritage project is not only about preserving the past but also helping people now and looking to the future.”
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