Our approach imagines a low lying building that negotiates the spaces between existing trees that
define the northern boundary belt to the main hospital site. The essence of the design is the creation of a matrix of courtyards that result in a porous building, an extension of the landscape that offers moments of visibility and outlook with places of privacy and inlook.
“This is an inspiring and exciting project to be working on. A Maggie’s brief is challenging for many reasons, it is a unique building type. A Maggie’s is all about a different kind of care, a care that is dispensed from a domestic scaled building yet it is not a house nor is it a hospital nor is it a church. Virtually all Maggie’s plans evolve from the kitchen table; around having somewhere to go to the moment you enter the building. Our plan too develops from the kitchen table outwards to the
courtyards, the trees and beyond.” - Neil Gillespie
The Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation
The Foundation was established by the Scots golfer Colin Montgomerie in memory of his late mother Elizabeth, to provide support to people affected by cancer. In its first project, The Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation is raising funds to build a new Centre in conjunction with the Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre in Lanarkshire to provide practical and emotional support to cancer patients, their families and carers.
"My mother's cancer had such a devastating effect on my family and, having visited Maggie's Centres myself, I know that the care they provide would have made a huge difference to us. I am also very pleased to that the acclaimed architect Neil Gillespie, is going to design the centre.”
- Colin Montgomerie