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The Linburn Centre

Door open days

Edinburgh

 

The Centre for the Scottish War Blinded (Linburn Centre) is a day centre for visually impaired exservicemen and women. Facilities include a craft workshop, art space, training gym, skills kitchen, IT centre, media lounge, and remembrance garden. The centre accommodates up to 35 members daily and offers services at no charge. Designed by Page\Park Architects and opened in 2011, the building’s design was inspired by the curved shape of a Chinese celestial phoenix that was presented to the original War Blinded centre on a plaque by the Sanlingerers Hong Kong golf club in 1951. The centre features a light and spacious floorplan with colour-coded décor that makes it easier for blind and visually impaired members to navigate without assistance. The building has received awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Glasgow Institute of Architects, and Disability West Lothian and was most recently named as the ‘Scottish Building Project of the Year’ by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

 

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Address
  • Louis Braille Avenue
  • Wilkieston
  • EH27 8EJ