Plans for community hub in Glasgow’s east end receive £15.68m backing

James Lindsay Park

GLASGOW City Council has approved £15.68 million in community growth funding for the build of a new community hub in Ballieston’s James Lindsay Park.

The funding was secured through developer contributions from the development of the Baillieston Broomhouse Carmyle community growth area (CGA), with the funding delivered through Section 75 legal agreements between the council and the developers linked to planning applications within the CGA boundary.

The proposed community hub will feature arts, community, and sports activities, as well as a library. It comes following ‘intensive’ community consultations on the proposals, which garnered over 1,000 responses when proposals were presented in 2021.

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, convener for neighbourhood assets and services at Glasgow City Council, said, “This is a momentous day in the work towards delivering a much-needed community hub for Baillieston.

“The creation of this facility will serve the people of the area, who have shown great interest in the proposals for the hub and a huge amount of credit needs to be given to ex-councillor, Bailie Ballantyne, for her dogged determination to get us to this point.”