Planning granted for £64m Parkhead health centre

Councillors have given the green light for a new £64.3 million health and care centre for the North East of Glasgow.

Planning granted for £64m Parkhead health centre

The North East Health Centre will be built on the site of the Parkhead Hospital on Salamanca Street, bringing together a number of community health services currently located at nine different sites.

BAM Construction was appointed by hub West Scotland to build the facility in 2019. The £35 million design and build contract will feature a three-storey building, spanning 10,000 sqm of clinical, support and training space and car parking. It will enable Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde to develop more integrated and efficient ways of delivering critical public services across the North East of Glasgow. 

Designed by Hoskins Architects, the hub will provide GP surgeries, a pharmacy, specialist children’s services, district nursing, health visitors, social work services, older people’s mental health services, learning disability services, sexual health services; addiction services, meeting rooms and a café.

A report by planners stated: “The site slopes down approximately four metres from north to south however this has been cleverly used to form a unique design.

“The building is organised of two intertwining blocks over three and four floors with upper and lower level accommodation overlooking Duke Street and East Wellington Street for a continuous active frontage.

“The cubic ‘figure 8’-shaped building is arranged to also provide three internal landscaped staff/patient courtyards on the ground level.”

It added: “The proposal recognises the benefits of civic presence introducing a high quality public civic area for visitors and the local community prominently located allowing 24-hour surveillance.

“The variety of facilities as part of the health and social care building including library will significantly enhance to the vibrancy and vitality of the Parkhead Major Town Centre.”

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