Cutting-edge charity building supports ex-service personnel with sight problems

Hawkhead Centre

The Hawkhead Centre, in Paisley, by Page/Park Architects

Page/Park Architects has completed a day centre for former armed services personnel with visual impairments.

The Hawkhead Centre, in Paisley – near Glasgow, provides a sports hall, gymnasium, art room, IT room, workshop, teaching kitchen and dining area, among other amenities.

The 1,500sq m building opens on to a sensory garden at the west end, with a bespoke greenhouse and potting shed as part of the facility.

It was commissioned by the charity Scottish War Blinded and sits to the south of the new Royal Blind Jenny’s Well Care Home, designed by Unum Partnership.

Entrance to the Hawkhead Centre, by Page Park Architects

Entrance to the Hawkhead Centre, by Page/Park Architects