HEALTHY LIVING CENTRE, BELCOO
- Client – Lakeland Community Care
- Contract Value – £850k Stg.
- Timeline – May 2011 – December 2014
(Inception – completion)
FEATURED / AWARDS
2015 RICS NI Awards- Shortlisted in both regeneration and Community Benefit category
2015 Sustainable Community and Regeneration Award – Royal Town Planning Institute NI
2015 PERSPECTIVE Journal – In Rude Health
Lakeland Community Care (LCC) is a non-profit company that aims to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare and the promotion of health.
The long narrow site is parallel to the platform of the former railway line on the edge of Belcoo Village, which enjoys distant views of the Leitrim hills. The perimeter of the site comprises a fine cut stone railway walls. The linear plan is aligned along the footprint of the former railway store and reflects the shape of the railway tracks nearby. A two storey stone lift tower marks the main entrance. It takes its inspiration from the retained water tower to the rear of the site. The proposal is finished mainly in white render, to contrast with the stone tower and retained stone boundary walls.