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And the Winner is............

24th August 2018


Inch Architects are delighted to have been announced as winner of the Scottish Design Award in the ‘Health Building or Project’ category for the design of our recently-opened Gardens and Hub.


Now in their 20th year, the awards ceremony took place an Friday night in Glasgow, honouring top architecture firms and design agencies for their contribution to the country’s historic and contemporary design culture. Organised by Urban Realm in partnership with the Drum, the awards are open to all Scottish companies and also to those with a Scottish client.


Many congratulations to all the design team led by Inch Architects from everyone at In-Work!



Winners of 2018 Scottish Design Award Inch Architects

Winners Inch Architects: Nicole Callaghan, Alisdair Clements and Lesley Palmer




17th August 2018


The Broomhill project has been nominated for a design award at this year’s Scottish Design Awards to be held in Glasgow on 23rd August. The design team led by Inch Architecture and Design’s strong belief in the positive impact on the communities in which we work, beyond the fabric of the building, has created a striking and valuable resource which is fast becoming the very heart of the neighbourhood.


The Scottish Design Awards will be judged by industry experts: one for design, the other for architecture.


The DESIGN panel will be looking for:

- fresh thinking and originality

- beautiful execution

- great storytelling

- work that pushes and progresses the client brief beyond expectations

- work which emotionally connects with its audience


The ARCHITECTURE panel will be hoping to see:

- work that is programmatically, formally and spatially rich

- design that pushes boundaries

- projects that address issues of sustainability

- a people focused, client driven approach


Good Luck to the Design Team from all The Broomies!



A Warm Welcome to our Newest Member of Staff

8 April 2018



Ruiridh Stirling

We are delighted to welcome Ruaridh Stirling to our team at Broomhill. Ruaridh has been on work experience with our landscaping team at In-Work since September and applied successfully for the newly created post of Caretaker at our centre. Ruaridh is delighted to be joining the team and is looking forward to gaining experience and learning new skills involved in the running of the Community Hub and In-Work Offices.

Margaret Tait, CEO stated that she was very pleased to give Ruiridh the opportunity to work with the team after demonstarting his commitment and hard work during the placemment and knows the rest of the team will extend a warm welcome to him when he starts on Monday 8th April.




Official Opening of the Broomhill Gardens and Community Hub

October 2017


Local residents and community representatives came together to celebrate the completion of our new Broomhill Gardens and Community Hub in Mearns Street, Greenock on Friday 27th October by Provost Martin Brennan.


The initiative undertaken by Inverclyde Association for Mental Health and managed by InWork Enterprises Ltd and local residents, and designed by Inch Architecture and ERZ Landscape Architects, has seen the transformation of two derelict brownfield sites into a horticultural training facility, community hub, café and offices.


Lesley Palmer, architect and founder of INCH Architecture, is an enthusiastic advocate for green spaces in residential areas. She said: “Inch and our design team are honoured to have been able to work with IAMH and the Broomhill community on the design and delivery of this wonderful project. From the outset the design team worked to create a local amenity where people can meet and enjoy the benefits of horticulture. Public green space is a valuable and much needed asset for all of our communities and we hope this series of green spaces will provide a backdrop around which IAMH and the local community can flourish together.”


The £2.2million project has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Life Transitions Programme, Inverclyde Council and the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.



Please come along and visit our Garden Cafè overlooking the courtyard and have a look around our Community Hub and training rooms. We look forward to welcoming you!


opening ceremony Provost Brennan, Jenny Speck, Margaret Tait & Stuart McMillan

The Broomies' Great Get Together

22 July 201



The sun came out for the Great Get Together on 22nd June and so did over 200 locals for a free fun day in the Cafe and Gardens. There was something for everyone, with complimentary High Tea, BBQ, childrens games, face painting, crafts and 'Build a Bear' for local toddlers.


The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June 2016. Her family believe there is a groundswell of people who reject divisive politics and simply want to bring our communities together and celebrate all that unites us. The Great Get-Together is supported by charities, faith groups and other organisations including the Women’s Institute, the Countryside Alliance, the RNLI, Help for Heroes, Mumsnet, the Glastonbury Festival, the TUC, the Premier League, Hope Not Hate, Amnesty International, Oxfam, Save The Children and the NSPCC. Funding was provided by inverclyde Council and staff from Riverclyde Homes provided staff to organise the games and crafts and supplies for the event.


Thank you to everyone for making it such a great day!

opening ceremony with Lord Provost

Inverclyde Provost Martin Brennan, Jenny Speck chairperson of Broomhill Tenants' and Residents' Association, Margaret Tait of Inverclyde Association for Mental Health and local MSP Stuart McMillan

© 2017. Broomhill Gardens and Community Hub are managed by a InWork Enterprises Ltd Company No: SC495974