Work Starts on Graeme Massie Hospital Pavilion

Work Starts on Graeme Massie Hospital Pavilion

Construction is underway on the Graeme Massie Architects designed pavilion for an NHS hospital in Irvine, Ayrshire.

The pavilion is 100m2 in size and is will be erected in the grounds of the recently completed North Ayrshire Community Hospital.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran commissioned the £50,000 concrete structure which will be built using aggregates and pigments from local sources.

Graeme Massie said that the project will strive to create a place where people will be able to rest, pause and reflect away from the hospital itself.

The structure is due to be complete by this September and Massie wants it to be a place where users will feel secure and safe, whether they are using the space alone or as part of a group, while also sheltering the environment.

Massie added: “We were keen to firmly root the project in the wider Ayrshire landscape. In particular, we have developed interest in how the earth and geology of the area could influence the material qualities for the project.

“We believe there is a real directness to utilising materials that are found locally to help shape the environment.”

The roof and walls of the structure will be formed in concrete which will contain aggregates and pigments from local sources to create a structure which will resonate with the local ecology.

Furthermore, the structure will be strong and provide a contrast to the delicate grove birch trees.

Meanwhile, in June, Graeme Massie put forward plans for an £8 million regeneration of Centenary Square in Birmingham.

The firm’s design was chosen from an open competition last year which attracted 185 entries.

The new look square could be open as soon as summer 2018 and will see the erection of a 43 lighting column grid around the square which is found near the Library of Birmingham.

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