DESIGNS for north east Glasgow’s new health and social care centre have been submitted to city planners for approval.
The facility is proposed for the Parkhead Hospital site at Salamanca Street, Parkhead.
It will be a base for multiple services and hundreds of staff and will also house Parkhead library.
The development will have a cafe, a public plaza and several courtyards.
Nearly 300 parking spaces will be provided. The car park will be screened by multi-level, perimeter planting to lessen its visual impact.
There will be a range of primary and social care services including GP surgeries, a pharmacy, specialist children’s services, district nursing, health visitors, social work, older people’s mental health services, learning disability services, sexual health services, addiction services, meeting rooms and a cafe.
A statement submitted with the planning application explains: “One of the core aims of the Parkhead hub is to reduce pressure on hospital services through the delivery of integrated service models with patients and service users more likely to access all components of their care plan if this can be delivered under one roof.
“Critical to this concept is the creation of an open, welcoming and caring facility that is easy to navigate and pleasant, calm and uplifting to inhabit.”