NORTH Lanarkshire Council has agreed a deal in principle to purchase The Centre Cumbernauld as a ‘first step’ towards realising its vision for Cumbernauld town centre.
The local authority said that it is expected that the building, which was built in 1967, will be replaced with a town hub as part of a long-term, multi-million pound programme.
It added that council-owned facilities such as the Tryst, library and other offices in the town centre will also be replaced – before being transferred into the new ‘state-of-the-art’ hub as part of the programme.
Councillor Jim Logue, leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said, “The acquisition of The Centre Cumbernauld is an extremely significant part of the town vision for Cumbernauld and would represent a huge step forward in the regeneration of the town. While the building represented the future in the 1960s, it is clear that it does not fit with residents’ vision of what they need from a modern town centre.
“We are absolutely committed to ensuring that Cumbernauld – and all the towns in North Lanarkshire – is a vibrant, living town and our overall investment in town centres, hundreds of millions of pounds, is about ensuring a sustainable future.”