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Bellahouston Park hospice breaks new ground

July 18 2017

Bellahouston Park hospice breaks new ground
The Prince & Princess of Wales hospice  in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park has begun to take shape, ready for the first patients to benefit from the custom-built facilities by spring 2018.

Replacing the charities current home at Calton Place, the new hospice will support an additional 1,200 patients every year (and their families) who are diagnosed with life limiting and shortening illnesses.

In a statement outlining the ethos behind the build the hospice wrote: “This innovative state-of- the-art Scandinavian design puts patients and families first, and provides space for privacy, dignity and compassionate care for all ages. It is based on research that shows the aesthetic design of a healthcare facility has a measurable impact on patients’ wellbeing. The idea is to offer patients the quality of life they deserve, in a place that looks and feels like home, and where the clinical and medical assistance sits firmly in the background. It is understood that patients need security, a sense of calm and a boost from life-giving elements that stimulate feelings in a positive way.”

Designed by Ryder Architecture, carrying forward early design work undertaken by Nord, the project is being delivered by Balfour Beatty in partnership with civil & structural engineers Woolgar Hunter, engineers Atelier Ten and interior designers Burns Design with ERZ holding responsibility for gardens and landscaping.

Donations are encouraged to the £21m Brick by Brick appeal.
Interiors strive to avoid an institutional look
Interiors strive to avoid an institutional look
Ryder director Alastair Forbes has carried forward design work from his previous role at Nord
Ryder director Alastair Forbes has carried forward design work from his previous role at Nord


John Hughes
#1 Posted by John Hughes on 18 Jul 2017 at 14:01 PM
Fantastic work and congratulations to everyone that is involved in such an amazing and important project. To all Urban Realm readership and clients ,
Please donate what you can to support the fundraisining for this new hospice.
Many Thanks

Neil C
#2 Posted by Neil C on 19 Jul 2017 at 09:05 AM
So pleased to see this breaking ground. It's inspiring in every way, including architecturally. And what a setting!
Sue Pearman
#3 Posted by Sue Pearman on 19 Jul 2017 at 15:59 PM
Much as I'm sure they are needed.... WHY is the council giving over our parks to hospital buildings. It's not like there is a shortage of sites or we have too much parkland!

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