RSE award for CHCP building design

09 May 2008

As part of the RSA 182nd Annual Exhibition, Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects have been awarded the RSA Medal for Architecture for the South West Community Health Care Partnership (SWCHC) Headquarters Building in Glasgow.

This £13.5 million, community care and office development by gm+ad architects for Glasgow City Council is planned for Drumoyne in South West Glasgow, on a site bordered by the M8 motorway.

Five Community Health and Care Partnerships were established in April 2006 and are jointly managed by Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The new building will offer a comprehensive range of community care services for older people, adults and children and their families and shall accommodate both community and voluntary organisations.

The building runs west to east and sits low into the ground, with the landscaping banked up on the south side to provide protection from the noise of the adjacent motorway. The aerofoil roofs are pitched to the north to maximise north light into the plan.It is designed to fully integrate with the surrounding landscape. The site was once occupied by an engineering works, making steel for ships on the Clyde.




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