Work starts at Bishopbriggs War Memorial Hall

Date: 

Friday, 17 February, 2017


Work has started on the £1.1 million project to transform Bishopbriggs War Memorial Hall.

Construction work to extensively upgrade the facility began on Monday 13 February and is set to run for completion at the end of April.

The work will involve a full refurbishment to the main and lesser hall, a new kitchen, fully refurbished toilets throughout and general repairs and upgrades to the outside of the building.

Following the £1.1m internal refurbishment of the Bishopbriggs Memorial Hall, library services and the Temporary Hub will operate from the building as work begins on the £2m Hub development. This will involve enhancing the current library facilities through a full refurbishment and upgrade of the current accommodation.

The Community Hub at Bishopbriggs Library, which will bring together Council, library, leisure and cultural services in a single building, will also contain a multi-purpose room for children's activities and reading groups, a computer learning suite, private rooms for confidential business and an enhanced heritage space which will incorporate the Thomas Muir Museum.

The on-site customer services team will make it easier for residents to access and get information about a variety of different Council services and make payments for them in just one visit.

Depute Council Leader Billy Hendry said, "The work at the War Memorial Hall and the development of a Community Hub at Bishopbriggs Library is great news for Bishopbriggs and will see major investment in the town centre.

“Once completed, they will provide everyone in Bishopbriggs with state-of-the-art facilities they will be proud of.

“By phasing the works on these two key facilities, we will ensure that library and Hub services are continually delivered to the people of Bishopbriggs throughout these exciting developments.”

The contractor, Kier Construction, is now on site and is set to close the existing car park to the rear of the Memorial Hall on Sunday 26 February until the completion of the work. A safe pedestrian access will be maintained through the site between Balmuildy Road and Cadder South Halls and Bishopbriggs Tennis Club.

Councillor Hendry added, "We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause and have done our best to notify local businesses, residents and hall users in advance.

"The car park closure is necessary for our contractors to carry out their work and we will work to minimise the disruption to people in Bishopbriggs."

The combined £3 million investment in the area will see the completed War Memorial Hall and new Library and Community Hub building available to the local community in winter 2017.

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