Kinning Park Complex overhaul goes before planners
June 3 2019
A formal planning application has been filed for the redevelopment of the Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow, by New Practice to provide a modern community space for the area.
Currently in process of transferring ownership of the building and land from City properties to a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) the facility is in urgent need of refurbishment to tackle issues such as a leaking roof - currently dealt with informally through the erection of tarpaulins on higher floors.
Key priorities for the refurbishment are led by vital fabric repairs to improve the weather-tightness of the building but also include an internal reorganization to improve accessibility and maximise floor space.
Planned alterations include the introduction of large flexible halls on the ground and first floors together with studio and workspaces above – all connected by a new passenger lift. Unsympathetic later additions such as a partial enclosure around the main stairwell introduced in the 1970s will also be removed to improve sightlines and increase the flow of natural light.
The year-long programme of works will begin in December with the centre remaining out of use throughout that time.