The new £12.4 million Maryhill Health and Care Centre opened its doors to the local community for the first time on Monday, 19 September.
Work began in December 2014 on the state-of-the-art facility providing improved access to a range of primary care services including:
The centre also incorporates ‘Waken into Falling Light’ - an arts and environment strategy. The aim is to develop opportunities that enhance both the external and internal aspects of the centre to increase wellbeing, improve peoples’ experience of visiting and encourage a sense of community ownership of the building.
John Brown, Chairman of NHSGGC, said: “This £12 million facility is a fantastic addition to the area, providing the local residents of Maryhill with a wide range of health and care services under one roof.
“The centre has been designed to be much more than a simple replacement of the previous facility. It is in a prominent site providing the local community with a modern, state of the art healthcare facility fit for the 21st Century.”
Jackie Kerr, Head of Operations, North West Locality, Glasgow Health & Social Care Partnership, said: “The new Health and Care Centre is a state of the art building, giving increased capacity and more services to local residents of Maryhill in a welcoming modern environment.”
Roy Greaterox, chair of Cadder Community Council and Public Partnership Forum representative for the Maryhill Health and Care Centre Project Board, said: “The new centre will contribute to the regeneration of Maryhill and improve the area.
“It is a huge improvement on the old Health Centre with a better lay out and modern facilities which will provide better access to services and play a part in improving the health of local people.”
The design and construction of the new Centre was undertaken by hub West Scotland who appointed Morgan Sindall as the main contractor.
Maryhill Health and Care Centre, 51 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow G20 8FB