Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS has delivered a package of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling for the new £21m Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.
Designed by Ryder Architecture and built by main contractor Balfour Beatty, the hospice, in the city’s Bellahouston Park, is the first in the UK to follow the Sengetun model of care, based on research that shows the aesthetic design of a healthcare facility has a measurable impact on patients’ wellbeing.
The new building houses facilities that cater especially for young people, including a sensory room and young people's lounge, and there is accommodation for families to stay over.
CMS Window Systems, a long term supporter of the hospice’s ‘Brick by Brick’ fundraising campaign, was awarded the circa £0.5m glazing contract in a competitive tender, with the specification built around a combination of Metal Technology systems. It was a project that encompassed around 500m2 of Metal Technology System 17 curtain walling and Metal Technology 5-20 / 7-20 doors. All aluminium profiles, flashings and fixing brackets were finished in RAL 1035 (pearl beige).
Rhona Baillie, chief executive, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice said: "The environment can actually improve a patient’s symptoms because if you have anxiety quite often that can heighten a patient’s physical pain. If we can help to control that anxiety and make the patient feel more relaxed, in an environment that they are very comfortable in, then that can help their overall physical state."
Stephen Anderson, Aluminium Director at CMS Window Systems added: “The new Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is a superb new facility that is set to give local people the very best quality of palliative care. After eight years in the planning and construction, it is fantastic to see it come to fruition and to have been part of the project team.”