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March 25 2015

Bearsden Community Hub consultation launched
East Dunbartonshire Council is to showcase plans for a new community hub in Bearsden tomorrow, giving local residents an opportunity to view early stage proposals for the existing Bearsden Burgh Hall.

Plans are in train to reconfigure the existing premises as part of a £3m project to provide a new library and community archive facility, as well as meeting rooms and social work facilities.

Council Leader Rhondda Geekie said, "The network of community hubs continues to be a key aspect of the Council's transformation programme to continue to deliver customer services locally throughout East Dunbartonshire. They are at the heart of supporting town centre regeneration as well as delivering efficiencies and savings in our wider operating model.”

Anyone interested in viewing the plans is invited to Bearsden Burgh Hall Thursday 26 march from 19:00.

6 Comments

Hingwy
#1 Posted by Hingwy on 25 Mar 2015 at 16:59 PM
Looks all white
Chris
#2 Posted by Chris on 25 Mar 2015 at 17:03 PM
Disappointing. The current building is quite an interesting structure, and they're basically blandifying it.
D to the R
#3 Posted by D to the R on 25 Mar 2015 at 20:16 PM
Don't worry that 'thick' overhang will be Kingspanned some time soon .... Surface tek screws yea say?!? Nae bother big man
Egbert
#4 Posted by Egbert on 26 Mar 2015 at 11:18 AM
Agree with #2 - the existing building is nothing if not distinctive, in a sort of pomo-brutalist kind of way, and has a tectonic clarity and structural legibility largely lacking from this rather generic proposal. From what I gather the hall is well-used locally and there's been considerable opposition to the loss of civic space.
Big Bro
#5 Posted by Big Bro on 26 Mar 2015 at 11:36 AM
The detailing and geometry of the existing roof is interesting and civic in presence.
I am concerned the new proposal will failure to achieve either of these qualities.
The situation for the hub is excellent however and it will be very well used.
In the current scheme, an opportunity missed perhaps.
Tignabruich
#6 Posted by Tignabruich on 2 Sep 2015 at 12:00 PM
The is not about the appearance of the building, but the fact that the Counciul is proposing the sale of Brookwood, which houses the current hub and the library. This would involve the loss of 30 parking places. There is no indication of where these displaced cars would be parked. The Cross area, together with the areas around the rail stations, is already under-provisioned for parking space. This would simply exacerbate the problem. And the benefit of the proposal has never been spelled out. Time for this to be put on hold until the community has been properly alerted to the effects of the proposals.

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