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Groundbreaking Glasgow hospice to be built next year

November 17 2015

Groundbreaking Glasgow hospice to be built next year
A £21m hospice, the first in the UK to implement the Scandinavian Sengetun model of care, is set to commence construction in 2016 after securing £15m in funding from private donations.

It is hoped to secure remaining money through the successful Brick by Brick appeal, which is seeking to plug a remaining £5m gap in finances.

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has been designed by Nord with Turner & Townsend serving as project manager. It will deliver 16 en-suite bedrooms upon completion and is designed to focus patients and family whilst also offering high quality, cost-effective care.

Rhona Baillie, chief executive of the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice added: “The new hospice will be purpose-built to give our patients and families privacy, compassion and the very best end-of-life care."

The new hospice will open in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park in 2018.


A Local Pleb
#1 Posted by A Local Pleb on 17 Nov 2015 at 13:33 PM
I like the look of this and look forward to seeing more information / drawings / visuals about it.
#2 Posted by Ooctopus on 17 Nov 2015 at 13:42 PM
Great news! Looking forward to another Nord gem.
Arthur Brown
#3 Posted by Arthur Brown on 18 Nov 2015 at 12:19 PM
Looks good but why is the site within Bellahouston Park? Could it not be located elsewhere on a brownfield site rather than be another incursion into Glasgow's dear green parkland space?
#4 Posted by pleasantfield on 18 Nov 2015 at 12:49 PM
Goodness, two days in a row I like what I see on Urban Realm. I must have got out the right side of my bed again !
As to siting: well I think if I was dying in this hospice I might like to look out over a green park landscape rather than be in a brownfield city centre ( noisy) site. Will keep an eye on Nord. Looks good
Neil C
#5 Posted by Neil C on 18 Nov 2015 at 16:13 PM
It's great news that this has finally secured the necessary funding, and will now go ahead. Good work by everyone involved.
#6 Posted by AlistairR on 19 Nov 2015 at 13:49 PM
This design lacks much of the clarity of expression which was clear to see in their earlier projects. It looks like a haggis of a number of their previous schemes.

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