New £5.2million community hub looks set to open early next year

Lennoxtown Community Hub topping out
Lennoxtown Community Hub topping out

A new state-of-the-art community hub is on track to be completed early next year.

A topping out ceremony has been held to mark the completion of the exterior of the new £5.29million facility in Lennoxtown.

The final concrete block of the tower was laid by East Dunbartonshire Council leader Rhondda Geekie.

She was joined by councillor John Dempsey, hub West of Scotland director John Hope and building contractor boss Harry Thorburn from Morgan Sindall.

Work on the community hub is on schedule.

The project will now focus on completion of the interior of the building which will include features such as a customer service area, private meeting rooms, pc suite and GP surgeries.

Councillor Geekie said: “The progress in the build has been remarkable and is testament to all the planning and hard work that continues to be put in by the council and our partners in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the EDLC Trust allied with our development partner hub West Scotland.

“The development of the Community Hub will see a £5.29million investment by the council within Lennoxtown town centre and is a key element of our commitment to supporting development within the area.

“ Community Hubs are also an important element of our long-term vision for effective, efficient, customer focussed services in East Dunbartonshire.

“Lennoxtown Community Hub will bring together council, library, leisure and cultural services - as well as health facilities - in an exciting and innovative way making it easier for residents to access information and a wide range of services by providing them all under one roof.”

The building is on track to be completed early next year and service users can look forward to it delivering a number of key services, some of which are currently not being delivered in Lennoxtown at the moment.

New services include licensing and registration.

Councillor Geekie added: “In this way we can deliver services more efficiently to our residents and improve their experience of dealing with the Council.”

hub West of Scotland director John Hope said: “The development partnership between the council and hub West Scotland has been very successful and we are looking forward to the completion.”