Design Awards 2016
Lennoxtown Community Hub
Anderson Bell Christie
One of a series of hub buildings, designed to focus service delivery to local areas, the Hub is 1,300m² over three floors and accommodates offices, medical assessment, physiotherapy, podiatry, meeting rooms, interview rooms, agile working, learning suites, local heritage area and the town library. The aim is to become an intrinsic part of the local community, whilst acting as a catalyst for further regeneration.
The building is set back from the street, which allows the creation of a small public space at the entrance to the building, whilst creating a sense of arrival and a buffer for those public spaces within the ground floor.
The design breaks down the mass of the building by puncturing timber louvre ‘buffers’ along the length of the façade, whilst the biomass chimney breaks the eaves line, reminiscent of the historic street facades. The arrival to the building is strengthened by the anchoring tower which rises above the main entrance sitting adjacent to the wide glazed atrium.