Eastwood Leisure Centre and theatre plans submitted

A planning application has been submitted for a new Eastwood Leisure Centre and theatre.

The proposal is to create a new facility within Eastwood Park which would include a leisure centre, theatre, library and cultural facilities.

East Renfrewshire Council confirmed that plans include a 50m pool, 20m training pool, family fun pool with flume, six-court games hall, large gym area, and four fitness studios.

The move follows a pre-application consultation period held earlier this year, when residents had the opportunity to provide feedback and help shape the proposals. Residents can view the full proposals online and submit any comments until 1 October.

If approved, work would begin in early 2022. The local authority explained that the current facility would continue operating during the construction period until the new building opens in 2024.

Andy Cahill, East Renfrewshire Council’s director of environment, said, “We’ve worked hard to get this project to this stage and have taken on board the points made during the pre-planning application phase. The application will now be assessed and go before a future planning committee.”