Work continues on Royal Blind Group's West of Scotland development

Posted: 23/11/2016 | Scottish War Blinded,

Work is progressing on Scottish War Blinded’s new rehabilitation and activity centre in the West of Scotland. 

Hawkhead Centre under construction Construction on the Hawkhead Centre in Hawkhead Road, Paisley, has been underway for around six months.

Martin Flett of Page Park Architects explained the thought process behind the building’s striking design.

He said: “The curved roof, the shape of which was inspired by the place name ‘Hawkhead’ which prompted us to look at the shape of a hawk’s wing, is now complete and forms a striking canopy to the spaces inside.

“Much of the glazing has been installed and is forming framed vignettes of the landscape and the mature birch, maple, sycamore and scots pine trees that encircle the site. A particular delight has been discovering the views from the first floor, through the five feather-shaped dormer roof lights, to the scots pine trees to the north of the site.

“The building is soon to become wind and watertight, at which point the focus will shift to the interior, and constructing a comfortable and stimulating environment for Scottish War Blinded to continue their excellent work.”

Royal Blind is also constructing a care home for visually impaired older people. 

Find out more about our project in the West of Scotland here.