Burgh Hall work gets underway next week

25-11-2014'Bearsden Burgh Hall.'Picture Paul McSherry.

25-11-2014'Bearsden Burgh Hall.'Picture Paul McSherry.

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People who use Bearsden Burgh Hall will face possible minor disruption next week as work is carried out in the car park.

Some areas of the car park and the public toilet will be closed from Tuesday, July 7, until Tuesday, July 14, to allow continuing investigations to take place as part of the project to redevelop the existing hall into a ‘new modern community hub facility’.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of the council’s development and regeneration committee said: “We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause and have done our best to notify users in advance.

“This work is necessary for our contractors to carry out preparatory investigation work as part of the proposed Community Hub development and we are hopeful of minimising the disruption to people in Bearsden.”

The council has approved an option for the development of a Community Hub based on a reconfiguration of the Burgh Hall site on Drymen Road.

The development will include the re-provisioning of the library and Community Archives from Brookwood as well as enhancing the current hall facilities through a full refurbishment.

The Community Hub will also contain new public meeting rooms and social work facilities as well as an entire upgrade of the current accommodation.

A customer services area will deliver a new, flexible ‘one stop shop’ approach to customer services to 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.