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Take a seat…

In 2011 we were commissioned to manufacture and install a collection of thermoformed seating for a new Cancer Care project at Gartnavel Royal Hospital in Glasgow, you can find out more details about the project below. The client decided on Orange DuPont Corian for the seating, which we thermoformed and installed end panels, the large bench seat was manufactured by joining two sheets together after thermoforming the bends.


A bit more about Maggies

The centre is designed by OMA Founding Partner Rem Koolhaas and OMA Partner-in-charge of the project, Ellen van Loon. OMA is one of the most influential architectural practices working today, whose most celebrated buildings include the Seattle Central Library and the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin. Maggies Gartnavel will be OMAs first permanent building to open in the UK, followed closely by a new headquarters for NM Rothschild and Sons in London.

Maggies Gartnavel is a single-level building in the form of a ring of interlocking rooms surrounding an internal landscaped courtyard, which overlooks the hospital site and city from its position atop a hill on the Gartnavel Hospital site. The centre is located a stones throw from the Scotlands leading oncology facility, the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, which serves a population of 2.8 million people (60 per cent of Scotlands population)

Maggies place great emphasis on the designs of their centres to help facilitate the work they do. Seemingly haphazardly arranged, Maggies Gartnavel is actually a carefully considered composition of spaces responding to the needs of a Maggie’s Centre. As opposed to a series of isolated rooms, the building is designed as a sequence of interconnected L-shaped figures in plan that create clearly distinguished areas in an arrangement that minimises the need for corridors and hallways and allows the rooms to flow one to another. The plan has been organised for the spaces to feel casual, almost carefree, allowing one to feel at ease and at home; part of an empathetic community of people. The centre has been constructed by local company, Dunne Group

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