Bellahouston Park hospice breaks new ground
July 18 2017Prince & 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.
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