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James Alexander-Sinclair will be designing the new Horatio’s Garden at the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit in Glasgow. The unit is part of the Southern General Hospital and it looks after people from all over Scotland.

James’ brief is to transform the view for patients from the wards and communal rooms to something which is life affirming and joyous to look out on to and to create a stunning courtyard garden in the middle of the spinal unit – giving patients and their relatives an oasis of calm in the clinical environment.

James Alexander-Sinclair said: “I am extremely excited about this project. Imagine that you had to spend a year lying in a bed staring at the pimpled polystyrene tiles on the ward ceiling. A tree, a flower or glimpse of the sky will become something pretty special and that is what we will try to deliver. A moment of relief.”

The designs will be revealed in April 2015 when the fundraising campaign will start. If you’d like to donate, please click here. To offer your support to this project, please contact us.