Projects / Thistle Garden Rooms, Edinburgh
Planning has been granted for Thistle Garden Rooms; a new-build community-centred building in the heart of Craigmillar, Edinburgh, on behalf of Thistle, the leading Edinburgh based health and wellbeing charity.
The new ‘Garden Rooms’ will be built on the footprint of the existing Garden Suite, located adjacent to Thistle’s award-winning Centre of Wellbeing which is a previous collaboration between Thistle and 3DReid and which opened in 2016. Approximately 2,500 people per month come to the Centre for support and to use its key facilities such as its specially equipped and subsidised gym and its central communal hub space.
A comprehensive community consultation exercise has been the key driver underpinning the requirements of the new building, from which a fantastically diverse brief has emerged.
The Garden Rooms building is designed to be a flexible, economic to run and sustainable facility for the future benefit of both those who are supported by Thistle and the wider local community.
To accommodate the predicted increase in demand for support, the new building is a two-storey structure while the existing facility is a single storey. Every care has been taken to ensure the additional height has minimal impact on neighbours and enhanced landscaping will also provide an additional amenity to people living locally.
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