Calman Cancer Support Centre

The project was to conserve, technically improve and sensitively adapt the former Gartnavel Royal Hospital Chapel, to become flagship therapy centre “The Calman Cancer Support Centre” for the provision of free counselling and complementary therapies for cancer outpatients.

The Arts and Crafts building, designed by Sir John James Burnet is a category B-listed former Asylum Chapel and was derelict and in a state of disrepair and recorded on the Buildings at Risk Register from the 1990s. Despite this it had survived with most of its original internal timber detailing intact and was therefore very rare being one of the few surviving “low look” designs created by Burnet.

The architectural qualities of the chapel have been respected whilst providing a bespoke, relaxing space with modern facilities and an inviting atmosphere for the provision of therapies and counselling.The conservation work allied to a new extension has created a striking building transforming it into one that positively contributes to and enhances the built environment and the lives of those using and visiting it.

2013 GIA Conservation Design Award
2103 National Lottery Award – Best Heritage Project
2012 Friends of Glasgow West Gold Award

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