VALE CENTRE FOR HEALTHCARE, North Main Street, Alexandria, G83 0UA.
ACCESS : Easy access for all. Remember that this is a working healthcentre.
This very modern centre is located on the approach to the Vale of Leven Hospital and right opposite Lomond Galleries. It provides a wide range of community services. In addition to clinical and support services these include: Integrated health and social care teams and training and education facilities (affiliated with Glasgow University Dental School and NHS Education for Scotland). [NHSGGC].
The building was designed by Archial NORR, a Glasgow based member of an international architectural practice.
Urban Realm describes it : The intuitive approach was to translate diagrams reached through consultations into built form. This located the public facilities at ground floor and the staff and education hub at the upper floor. This stacked the key nodal points directly on the new route through the site and created a radial type plan maximising opportunities for intuitive wayfinding, views out, daylight and natural ventilation to the perimeter spaces.
The building form was defined by conceptually lifting the ground and placing the accommodation underneath. The heart of the building is placed centrally as a gathering space between the accommodation wings all protected by an overarching roof. The roof forms a gently curved elevated ground plane which rises across the site and captures the accommodation below. This soft form and abrupt cliff edges relate to the distant hills and rocky outcrops of the surrounding River Leven and Dumbarton. [Urban Realm].
The view from Carman Hill / Bromley Muir above.
NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE website : https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/locations/health-centresclinics/vale-centre-for-health-and-care/