Gorbals Health and Care Centre
ARCHITECTURE: Health Building or Project
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde/hubWest
The New Gorbals Health and Care Centre combines four GP services, Dental services and a variety of social care services under one roof, improving health services locally and improving the Gorbals area.
Forming part of the Crown Street masterplan for the regeneration of the Greater Gorbals area, the project proposed a new integrated Health & Care Centre bringing together a variety of local health and social care services with a strong civic identity.
The building re-establishes a perimeter block on the site, creating a new civic space and giving a sense of place to the wider site. It is designed around two open courtyard spaces that provide daylight, natural ventilation and a strong visual amenity throughout, enhancing the feeling of wellbeing for both patients and staff.
Using a simple and robust material palette The New Gorbals Health & Care Centre provides the local community with an integrated, welcoming and uplifting environment. The Gorbals residents have seen an improvement in physical environment and patient pathways, with quicker referral pathways between professionals under one roof and a more coordinated approach to recovery.