Work begins on Bearsden community hub

12-05-2016 Picture Roberto Cavieres. Bearsden Community Hub Sod Cutting

A sod-cutting event has taken place at Bearsden Burgh Hall to celebrate the start of construction on a project to create a new community hub for the town.

The £3 million community facility will bring council, library, leisure and cultural services together in one building.

East Dunbartonshire Council Leader, Rhondda Geekie, said, “The new Community Hub will provide everyone in Bearsden with a state-of-the-art facility they will be proud of and will bring a number of benefits to the town.

“Community Hubs, like the one just opened in Lennoxtown, are an important element of the Council’s long term vision for effective, efficient, customer focused services delivered locally throughout East Dunbartonshire.

“Bringing together a wide range of council services under one roof in an exciting and innovative way will help us deliver services more efficiently to our residents and improve their experience of dealing with the Council.”

The new facility will also include public meeting rooms and social work facilities.

Bill Matthews, chairman at the council’s development partner hub West Scotland, said, “I am proud to see construction begin on our third community hub for East Dunbartonshire Council. Our development partnership with the Council continues to transform public services to communities across East Dunbartonshire, and it is testament to the hard work put in by all of the partners involved.”

The Council is working with a number of partners the project including main contractor CCG and architects Anderson, Bell & Christie.