This Month in Premier Construction 25.5
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
In this month’s edition, we take a look at a number of projects shortlisted for RICS Awards, including The National Army Museum refurbishment; we check in with The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice; and we cast our eye over Maggie’s Barts.
The National Army Museum has recently re-opened following a three year, £23.75 million redevelopment project, including £11.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The redevelopment has created a world-class museum, delivering a fresh, informative and exciting visitor experience which is physically and intellectually accessible for all.
Meanwhile, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow has raised £21 million to construct a brand new, purpose built hospice. As they have outgrown their much-loved building in Carlton Place and it no longer meets the requirements or vision for the future care of patients and their families, the hospice have decided to move to a leafy green site in the city’s Bellahouston Park. The new location in Bellahouston Park, which was gifted to the hospice by Glasgow City Council, ensures that all of the senses contribute to enhancing patient care, including sunlight, warmth and the landscape, which will support the function of the building, creating a feeling of home.
And finally, Maggie’s Centres provide free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. Since the first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996, the charity has grown rapidly and now has over 20 centres at major NHS cancer hospitals in the UK and abroad. The latest centre, Maggie’s Barts, opened in December 2017 following a major construction project. Designed by world-renowned Steven Holl Architects in partnership with jmarchitects, Maggie’s Barts is built within the grounds of St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.