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New Maggie's centre plan revealed

Model of Glasgow's new Maggie's Centre
The centre is being built next to the Beatson Oncology Centre

Designs have been unveiled for a second Maggie's centre in Glasgow, offering care for cancer patients.

Award winning architect Rem Koolhaas has drawn up the plans for the building, in the grounds of the Beatson Oncology Centre at Gartnavel Hospital.

Glasgow will become the first UK city to have two Maggie's centres.

Building work on the £2.1m centre will commence in January 2010 and it is hoped the centre will be open in early 2011.

The centre's design was unveiled on Saturday after a charity walk which it was hoped would raise about £50,000, with the funds earmarked to help Maggie's Glasgow.

Maggie's Life Walk Event Manager George Bushell said the walk was "about supporting others by raising funds for Maggie's Centres to help people to build a life with, through and beyond a cancer diagnosis".



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