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Giffnock care home to meet the needs of a growing elderly population

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March 6 2020

Giffnock care home to meet the needs of a growing elderly population

A Giffnock car showroom’s days look to be numbered with the submission of plans to build a 72-bed care home by Unum Partnership on behalf of Northcare.

Geared toward residents aged 80 years and over with higher dependency needs for long-term care while maintaining dignity and independence.

The T-shaped solution sees twin be3droom wings establish frontages to both Kilmarnock and Ledi Road with a setback car park and landscaped buffer following the extent of adjacent gardens. The inclusive design also features level-access, a low-level reception desk and lift access to all floors.

Explaining their approach Unum wrote: “Gables are carefully articulated to provide depth and visual interest. Hipped roofs and set-backs reduce the scale of the building in response to the immediate context.
 
“The gable on the prominent corner has been expressed and articulated to create a visual landmark with presence, to highlight the main entrance to the building. Considered setbacks provide depth and protect the entrance from the elements.”

A private residents garden is included in the plans to maintain a domestic ambience with a materials palette of grey-buff brick under a dark grey fibre cement slate roof.

The care home picks up where adjacent terraced housing ends
The care home picks up where adjacent terraced housing ends
The project will urbanise the existing corner plot
The project will urbanise the existing corner plot

1 Comment

B T Pennington
#1 Posted by B T Pennington on 6 Mar 2020 at 19:30 PM
Obvious rehash if gorbals with an upturned Noahs ark on top.
If I had to live near this I would livid.

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