CMS Window Systems has delivered a package of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling for a £21 million hospice in Glasgow, which has been designed to follow the Sengetun model of care, which has ‘placemaking’ at the heart of its approach.
Designed by Ryder Architecture and built by Balfour Beatty, the new Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, situated in the city’s Bellahouston Park, has been influenced by research that shows the aesthetic design of a healthcare facility has a measurable impact on patients’ wellbeing.
The location helps ensure all senses contribute to enhancing patient care, including sunlight, warmth and the landscape.
CMS said the design of the windows and doors allows for maximum natural daylighting and ‘uncluttered views’, with the brief being for high performance aluminium fenestration throughout.
CMS Window Systems was awarded the circa £500,000 glazing contract in a competitive tender, with the specification built around a combination of Metal Technology systems.
The project encompassed around 500 square metres of Metal Technology System 17 curtain walling and Metal Technology 5-20 / 7-20 doors.
All aluminium profiles, flashings and fixing brackets were finished in RAL 1035 (pearl beige).