Kilbryde Hospice is a voluntary independent hospice which exists to provide specialist palliative care to patients with life limiting progressive illnesses, and to their relatives and carers. The bespoke facility is located adjacent to Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride and offers 12 self-contained bed spaces with specialist facilities to ensure that patients who either remain in the facility or visit, as well as their families, are offered a comfortable ‘home-like’ environment.
As well as offering live-in accommodation, the Hospice has many communal activity areas with ‘drop in’ support services, a hairdressers salon and a café and fully landscaped garden areas. Space is also offered via a number of private meeting rooms and a number of offices for administrative staff. Presently, the Hospice has a secondary wing that can offer an enhanced level of medical care, that normally suited to a hospital, which is set to launch in 2018.
The Kilbryde Hospice was constructed using CCG OSM’s enhanced closed panel timber system, including the use of their floor and roof cassettes, that was complete with CCG-manufactured internal doors. A particular request of the client was that the building had to be inherently sustainable in order to function as a comfortable environment as well as reducing fuel costs.