The Lanarkshire Beatson is a radiotherapy centre near Glasgow with the ability to treat 80 outpatients per day.
|Project||The Lanarkshire Beatson - NHS|
|Client||Laing O’Rourke for The Beatson Cancer Charity|
|Landscape Architect:||Hirst Landscape Architects|
|Design / Product||Union Seating|
The £22m healthcare centre is a satellite facility for the more well-known Glasgow West of Scotland Cancer Centre.
A key feature of the project was a secure landscaped courtyard to provide a peaceful, green enclave for patients and staff. The request was passed from the client through the landscape architect to us for discrete seating along the course of a themed riverbed. Even when viewed from the inside, the courtyard adds to the overall ambience of the project thanks to the varied palette of hard and soft landscaping features.
The client wanted a human scale design, therefore making smaller benches and seating perfect. The Union collection suited itself very well to the brief, therefore it was used as the base design for the outdoor furniture throughout the project.
Seating, Benches and Picnic Sets from the Union collection were used because they work well with what the client was wanting to achieve. We used our timber working expertise to work some of the benches into curved sections, which worked very well within small enclaves hidden by shrubbery.