A multi-million pound centre in Glasgow, which has already picked up four national awards, has been honoured again at the prestigious Glasgow Institute of Architects awards.
The Shields Centre, which brings together primary care, community and social work services, got two awards - one in the Healthcare category and the special Sustainability Award.
The building, which was designed by architects Anderson Bell and Christie and primary contractor CBC, is an excellent example of joint working between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Hub West Scotland, Glasgow City Council Social Work Services and other key partners.
The heart of the £2.7 million Centre is the public reception where visitors are welcomed into a light, bright atrium. The waiting area looks out on to a community garden, and floor to ceiling windows give a view of the sky providing a calming and comfortable environment. The GP rooms which require privacy cannot be viewed from the street due to the bespoke window screening designed by the community in conjunction with a local artist.
David Loudon, Director of Facilities and Capital Planning, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: We are delighted that the Shields Centre has been recognised, not once but twice, by the Glasgow Institute of Architects for its truly unique style.
“Everyone on the project team, including all of our staff worked incredibly hard to deliver this fantastic facility which not only provides high quality services from a single, accessible space but it has become an integral part of the East Pollokshields community
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