Major milestone for £5.29m Lennoxtown Hub

05-11-2014 Picture Roberto Cavieres.  Lennoxtown Community Hub Project. Topping Ceremony - EDC Leader Cllr. Rhonda Geekie, John Hope, Board Director, hub West Scotland Harry Thorburn, Morgan Sindall
Councillor Rhondda Geekie, Harry Thorburn and John Hope

A topping out ceremony has marked the completion of the exterior of the new £5.29 million Lennoxtown Community Hub.

The final concrete block of the brick tower was laid by East Dunbartonshire Council Leader Rhondda Geekie, Councillor John Dempsey, John Hope, board director from the council’s Development partner hub West Scotland and Harry Thorburn, Scotland MD from contractor Morgan Sindall.

The building is on target to be complete by early next year. The project will now focus on completion of the interior of the building which will include features such as a customer service area, private meeting rooms and GP surgeries.

Council Leader Rhondda Geekie said, “The development of the Community Hub will see a £5.29 million investment by the Council within Lennoxtown town centre and is a key element of our commitment to supporting development within the area. Community Hubs are also an important element of our long-term vision for effective, efficient, customer focussed services in East Dunbartonshire.

“Lennoxtown Community Hub will bring together Council, library, leisure and cultural services – as well as health facilities – in an exciting and innovative way making it easier for residents to access information and a wide range of services by providing them all under one roof.

“The building is on track to be completed early next year and I am looking forward to opening and delivering these key services – some of them not delivered in Lennoxtown before such as licensing and registration – to the community.

“In this way we can deliver services more efficiently to our residents and improve their experience of dealing with the Council.”

John Hope, Board Director for hWS added, “The development partnership between East Dunbartonshire Council and hub West Scotland has been very successful and we are looking forward to the completion of our fourth project together.”