NHS Lanarkshire commissioned us to develop and Arts Strategy for 3 new health centres being built in Kilsyth, East Kilbride and Wishaw. The Houldsworth Centre was described by the client, was a dynamic, accessible and diverse art intervention that has captivated the public and residents of Wishaw.
The commissioning body’ s vision for the project was to create a welcoming family focused environment which engenders civic pride, promotes a sense of well-being and acknowledges creativity and the role it has to play in healing. We were tasked with producing a variety of high quality artworks throughout each site to be enjoyed and appreciated by each community. It was also a goal of the project to create a health promoting environment which recognises the contribution of good design and the arts to improving health and well-being. We worked in partnership with the artists, Rob Mulholland, Paula Thompson and Emily Chappell, to consider the project as a whole, balancing the purpose and functionality of the building with the needs of the users and also the needs of the wider community.