The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow
We were delighted to be involved in this innovative project : Bute Fabrics were specified in many of the communal areas of the Hospice. We worked closely with the teams at Burns Design and Ryder Architecture, who selected Bute as part of their beautiful interior scheme due to our commitment to quality and durability within the versatile Bute range.
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is the first palliative care facility in the UK to follow the Sengetun model of healthcare design, designed by international design practice Ryder Architecture. The Sengetun layout is especially supportive to patients with confusion, sensory impairments or dementia. The open communal areas create a sense of place, positively impacting on the quality of all visitor experiences, including staff and relatives as well as patients.
Despite bringing twenty first century care to the city of Glasgow, the hospice is careful to not forget its roots of Carlton Place, a Georgian townhouse in which the previous hospice lived for over 30 years. In the new building, subtle references include the various alcoves for private reflection or discussion, which were an important feature of Glasgow townhouses. Additionally, the original front door was relocated to be the entrance point of the new scheme, ensuring the old and new schemes are always intrinsically linked.
“The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is leading the way in palliative care and transforming the traditional concept of a hospice to providing an exemplar person centred care facility. Wholly contemporary, the new hospice is and is a special place which feels comfortably like home - humble, dignified, unobtrusive and private when required.” - Alastair Forbes, Architectural Director at Ryder