The Archial Architects-designed Pollok Civic Realm has received National Panel Special Recognition at the Civic Trust Awards.
Russell Baxter of Archial Architects is delighted with this latest recognition for the building, which recently won a Royal Institute of British Architects Regional Award.
“The idea behind the building was to provide a route linking the Pollok community with the new transport interchange and Silverburn shopping centre so that people are drawn through the building and encouraged to make use of their civic amenities,” he said.
“The building design creates a civic hub that houses all the aspects of community life under one roof. With that in mind, the building creates a central welcoming space with all its departments spiralling off from a one-stop reception desk.
“The design creates a building which members of the public are both familiar and comfortable with, encouraging them to use the facilities available.”
Built between the newly expanded Pollok Health Centre and the Pollok Leisure Centre, the £6.7 million Pollok Civic Realm is Glasgow’s first facility with truly integrated health and social work and leisure facilities.
Forming part of the overall Pollok Town Centre regeneration, it houses a café, library, museum, child-care facilities and other specialist social and healthcare related services.
The Civic Trust Awards are given annually to projects that are culturally, socially or economically beneficial, and make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment.
For further information please contact:
Russell Baxter T: 0141 204 6500
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Date 18 March 2010