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Stobhill Hospital Works Completed

Every build has its own challenges, but adding fencing and drainage as well as furniture to an active and sensitive hospital ward was certainly an unusual one. Over 10 weeks, the Ground Control team excavated the exterior, added drainage, planted hedges, erected timber fencing, and built pergolas outside Stobhill Hospital (NHS Scotland) to provide a picnic area and pleasant outside space for families and patients visiting the facilities. 

Paved walkways offer save access to a variety of buildings, while picnic areas and greenhouses allow longer term patients to engage with the outdoors and enjoy the space while they remain at the hospital. It can be difficult for health facilities to offer patients outdoor space in cities, especially when they serve as many patients as Stobhill. It is particularly rewarding to work on a project where our work really provides an opportunity to connect with the outdoors and reflect. Pergolas offer shelter to ensure that the outdoor areas can be enjoyed regardless of the weather. 

Once the planters and greenhouses are in use the space will begin to grow into its own and offer a small oasis in Glasgow, overlooked by buildings and sky scrapers. 

While the space is open, it is divided into separate sections through fencing and paving to allow numerous patients to use the area without it feeling crowded, preserving a feeling of privacy. 

In 10 short weeks, the space was completely turfed and transformed, and we look forward to seeing how it's used by both patients and staff at the hospital. 

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