GIA Award for Calman Cancer Support Centre

GIA Award for Calman Cancer Support Centre

The Calman Cancer Support Centre has been awarded the Conservation Design Award at the Glasgow Institute of Architects annual members’ dinner.

The category B listed building (formerly Gartnavel Royal Hospital Chapel), designed in 1905 by J.J. Burnet, has been carefully conserved by the Austin-Smith:Lord team in Glasgow and adapted into a flagship therapy centre for the provision of free counselling and complementary therapies for cancer outpatients.

Austin-Smith:Lord LLP have been delighted to be associated with the project which has been such a success thanks to the efforts of a considerable number of people over the last seven years or so, not least Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, Morham & Brotchie, Addison Consulting and FLN Consulting.

Head of Conservation at Austin-Smith:Lord, David Millar, said ‘We started work on the options appraisal in 2006 with GBPT and it is so rewarding to now see all the planning and design work coming to fruition in such a delightful and enjoyable building. A derelict building now gives such hope, support and inspiration for a new generation. Well done to all the individuals who had a hand in this success story.”

This adds to the Centre’s growing list of awards, including the 2013 National Lottery Award for Heritage, and the 2012 Friends of Glasgow West Gold Award.