Reiach and Hall has revealed images of three new health centres proposed for East Kilbride, Kilsyth and Wishaw
Run through the Scottish Futures Trust’s Hub process, the trio of projects for NHS Lanarkshire all contain GP surgery accommodation together with community healthcare facilities.
The NHS will share the Wishaw building with North Lanarkshire Council and includes a public library, housing office and a one-stop-shop council service desk.
According to the practice ‘each building has a significant roof-lit central atrium’ and ‘a calming aesthetic based around plaster, timber and wall tiles’.
A spokeswoman for the Edinburgh-based company said: ‘Considerable effort has been expended on achieving maximum short and long term flexibility.
‘For instance the issue of fluctuating practice size in a multi practice centre is resolved by treating circulation as shared space and employing a closed plan, allowing the boundaries between practices to shift over time. Allied to this a square 14.7m2 room has been designed which can cater for 23 different briefed room types. With no, or only minor, alteration, each room can have its use altered as requirements change.’
All three schemes are set to start in January next year (2014) and complete in mid-2015.