Possilpark set for build of £2.9m community hub

UP to £1.4 million in Glasgow City Council funding is to be put towards the development of a community hub in Possilpark.

It will support the creation of the new £2.9 million facility to be run by the Possilpark People’s Trust, an organisation which has held aspirations for some time of operating a hub which would bring a range of services to people in the area.

The local authority said that the build of the hub aligns with its ambitions to support local community-run services, with the facility to be constructed in an area of Glasgow identified as a priority for a community hub.

Having already secured £1.575 million in funding from the Scottish Government for the project, the council revealed that without its backing there was the risk that the already secured funds could be withdrawn – meaning the project can now progress to the construction phase.

HubWest Scotland will be utilised as the development partner of Possilpark People’s Trust on the project, with the plans for the build already being ‘well advanced’.

Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm, said, “The approval of this funding by the council will allow the construction of the Possilpark Community Hub to begin, a project which will deliver community services to local people in a purpose-built building. We can look forward to contributing to the success of this community-led model in Possilpark and other neighbourhoods across Glasgow.”