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Barrhead Health and Care Centre

Patricia Fleming Projects are delighted to announce: Barrhead Health and Care Centre wins Public Building of the Year 2012 at the Scottish Design Awards.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Avanti Architects, Artists Iain Kettles, Susie Hunter, David Zérah, our clients NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and East Renfrewshire Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP).

We are very proud of the thought-provoking, sensitive and beautifully executed artwork created specifically for the Barrhead Health and Care Centre. The art in the centre acts as a conduit between people and ideas. It raises questions about the importance of wellbeing, design and location. External (above) and internal permanent sculpture by Iain Kettles and Susie Hunter create not only a marker for new public space in a busy main street, but also begins a dialogue about art and health out into the wider community. The photography of French artist David Zérah can be seen throughout the building. Thirty works were selected from thousands taken during a residency in the area. Based in Barrhead the series instigates an on-going conversation with the community, patients and staff about the space we share. As part of the art strategy a new collection of artworks was started which we hope will continue to grow. Works by leading Scottish contemporary artists Jacqueline Donachie, Katy Dove and new talents Mary Wintour and Lisa Ure.  Residents from across Barrhead and Neilston took part in a series of workshops exploring the project themes with Glasgow-based designer Anna Sheard.

The overarching vision demonstrated in the Barrhead Health and Care Centre Art Strategy recognises the benefits of art and creativity in the healthcare environment. As a result, the strategy delivers high quality artwork in parallel with a positive model of participation, creating opportunities for the local community to engage with the artists, impacting on the artist's research and the final artwork for the centre.

The arts strategy was created with support from the Barrhead Arts Team. The aim is to put the new centre, health and wellbeing at the heart of the community and promote the imaginative role that artists can play in the creation of inspiring places.


Barrhead Health and Care Centre Project Manager: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Architect: Avanti Architects Ltd
Main Contractor: Graham Construction
Civil & Structural and Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Cundall
CDM Coordinator: Turner & Townsend
Quantity Surveyor: Cyril Sweett
Curator: Patricia Fleming Projects
Artists: Iain Kettles, Susie Hunter, David Zerah
Artwork Fabricator: Scott Associates
Landscape Consultant: Fiona Robertson

For images of the artworks, artists cv’s or further info contact

[email protected]