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Collective’s Cumbernauld community centre completes

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July 25 2016

Collective’s Cumbernauld community centre completes
North Lanarkshire Council has taken possession of a new community centre in Cumbernauld following handover by Kier Construction and hub South West.

The Muirfield Centre has been designed by Collective Architecture to supplant an existing outdated facility with office space, a nursery, activity hall, café and meeting rooms.

Michael McBrearty, chief executive of development partner hub South West commented: “We are delighted to have collaborated with North Lanarkshire Council and Kier Construction Scotland to deliver this important multi-purpose community centre to Cumbernauld.

“The new Muirfield Centre will integrate the needs of the local community in terms of leisure, local services and event space, whilst providing support for local business and social enterprises, reflecting the desired public nature of the building."

Plugging into the town centre by way of new public realm and parkland the scheme will become a new hub for the town.

Photography by Graeme Duncan Photography

4 Comments

stef3d
#1 Posted by stef3d on 25 Jul 2016 at 15:20 PM
I passed by the site a few months ago. A fine looking building and a much needed replacement for the old Muirfield Centre.
Matthew
#2 Posted by Matthew on 26 Jul 2016 at 09:33 AM
A fantastic centre to see NL putting into our communities - next stop, Moodiesburn and some badly needed revamp and provision of similar community and cultural services badly needed, not least with housing expansion and lack of this currently.
Stephen
#3 Posted by Stephen on 26 Jul 2016 at 17:08 PM
Sorry, I find it hard to see past the obvious cheapness of this. Stretcher bond, that curtain walling detail and the catalogue fencing all look like what they are; the cheapest possible solutions. Collective were given no real chance to create proper piece of architecture but they've done a decent job with such little investment. If we accept this shoddiness how can we argue for better investment?
Terra
#4 Posted by Terra on 26 Jul 2016 at 18:30 PM
It's good enough. It's not the most beautiful building in the world but it's tasteful and clean. And it's Cumbernauld so already a vast improvement on almost everything else there.
With news of this and other developments in the area are we slowly but surely erasing that architectural stain from history? I hope so. Well done.

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