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Parkhead Hub Update – February 2024

Published: | Health and Care Centres

Progress with the Construction

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership’s (HSCP) new Parkhead Hub Health and Care Centre construction is progressing well. The building is now wind and watertight and the Main Contractor BAM is making good progress with the building services and internal fit-out. Many of the standard rooms are now substantially complete with the contractor now focusing their efforts on the circulation, atria and courtyard spaces.

The external works to the main entry plaza and building perimeter are due to commence shortly with BAM Construction scheduled to complete their main building works by Summer 2024.

HSCP services based in the North East locality and some NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) services are due to move into the new building over Autumn/Winter 2024.

You can see how the new Parkhead Hub looks from the air in a short video.

Parkhead Hub art commissions underway

A programme of art commissions is well underway. Bespoke Atelier, who have their design studio in Bridgeton, close to Parkhead Hub, were appointed in 2023 through an open tender process to make artworks for both the entrance area and the children’s area.

Jackie Shearer, Arts Strategy Coordinator, Parkhead Hub said: “Designs for the large-scale wall panel at the Hub’s entrance and the main reception desk are being created based on the area’s heritage, and includes patterns from the archive of Stoddart-Templeton Carpet Factory at Glasgow Green. This was one of the largest production hubs of Parkhead’s many weaving sheds. The artworks will be produced in a white marbled corian, with patterns cut out that will create an interesting palette of light and shade.”

Workshops in the community

The artists have been working with lots of different communities in the area, including Parkhead Saturday Sewing, Carntyne Women’s Group, Rebecca Fraser Art Club, St Mungo’s Academy and Glasgow Kelvin College. Everyone has had a great time participating in a wide range of design, textile and collage-based sessions.

Championing National Children’s Mental Health Week (5 to 11 February 2024), Claire McLachlin from the North East Health Improvement Team was keen to involve youth groups in developing Parkhead Hub’s commissions. Shettleston-based Fuse, The Glenburn Centre in Easterhouse and YoMo's Calton group, worked with the artists to add to the design details for the specially created wall decoration to be installed in the children’s area of Parkhead Hub.

Claire said: “The workshops were great fun with over 50 local young people taking part. The young people also made a wallpaper to be fabricated for their own youth club."

One of the young people said:"The heart I drew is about my friends and family as they care and look out for me. I love them and that's important to me. I have enjoyed the workshops. I enjoyed painting and doing this."

For information on any of the above, or to find out more about getting involved call Jackie, Arts Strategy Coordinator on 0774 0600084 or email

You can find more on our Parkhead Hub webpages.

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