Adding Life to the Final Days

Building magazine reviews the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, which is spread over 5,840sqm of social spaces, patient accommodation and therapy rooms.

It has got a beauty spa, a wedding reception venue and even a honeymoon suite, but this is not a boutique hotel – it’s just the look and feel that Glasgow’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice was going for, writes Ike Ijeh for Building magazine.

It is unusual for the clients of a healthcare building to insist that they “categorically did not want to appoint a healthcare architect” for their new project. But this was exactly the position taken by Glasgow’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice when it decided to move from its site in the centre of Glasgow to a new, yet-to-be-determined site elsewhere in the city.

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