Thursday, 31 December 2020

The vital role of Woodside Health and Care Centre

This month, Woodside Health and Care Centre received the Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Award for Healthcare. This is in recognition of the quality of the building design. The new local facilities opened to patients on 1st July 2019.

External artwork at the Woodside Health and Care Centre

Please note that Pharmacy Services are continuing to operate from the old Woodside Health Centre on a temporary basis.

View of the old Woodside Health Centre.

In 2020, the dedication and hard work of everyone in involved in health and social care services has been vital. The investment in local facilities is very much appreciated.

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

I have been able to book a free visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in line with the Covid19 government guidelines. There are a wide range of objects and displays to enjoy using a one way system throughout the building.

It is possible to access the bike hire scheme for a visit and make use of Next Bike Hire Station nearby.

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Overprovision of purpose built student accommodation

For most of this year, a new student accommodation tower block has been under construction on New City Road. It is dominating the local skyline due to its size and scale.

View of the new block on New City Road, next to M8 and St. Georges Cross

View of the student accommodation from Garscube Road Footbridge

View of the new student block overshadowing neighbouring flats and primary school.

The new development has significantly disrupted the views of local heritage across the west end including the local church spires and University Tower. It is out of place alongside the nearby 4-storey flats and primary school. 

In the consultation on the new City Development Plan which closed on 11th December, I have highlighted that there should be no further development of any other purpose built student accommodation in the Hillhead Ward. The scale of these buildings is harmful to the residential amenity, and their designs are architecturally damaging to the local heritage.