A picture of health: Senior systems specified for award-winning East Renfrewshire building

EASTWOOD Health Centre in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, has made use of Senior Architectural Systems’ Hybrid timber aluminium curtain walling and aluminium windows and doors.

The three-storey building, which has a BREEAM rating of ‘excellent’, provides space for a a number of GP practices as well as community health facilities.

The centre has been constructed around two external courtyards and designed to make the best use of natural lighting and ventilation.

Installed by Marshall Brown, Senior said the design of the building’s glazing package has been “enhanced” through the addition of timber cladding, projecting timber panels and bespoke timber louvres which provide solar shading and contrast with the building’s brickwork façade.

Senior’s Hybrid curtain walling system has been described as combining the durability of aluminium externally with the environmental benefits of timber internally.

On the ground floor, Senior’s thermally-broken aluminium SPW600 aluminium windows have been installed alongside the firm’s SPW500 aluminium door, which is marketed as being ideally suited to high-traffic commercial applications.

The contract saw Senior work alongside main contractor Morgan Sindall and Hoskins Architects.

Eastwood Health Centre has already been recognised at a number of award schemes including the RIAS Awards 2017, Health Faculties Scotland Design Awards and European Healthcare Awards.