Pollokshields charities get behind Maxwell Park community pavilion
February 26 2021
A new community pavilion and cafe for Maxwell Park, Pollokshields, has taken shape following extensive local discussions over several years about what to do with a disused council goods yard.
To bring the site back into productive use O'DonnellBrown was commissioned by local charities the Friends of Maxwell Park and Pollokshields Burgh Hall Trust to investigate solutions to reinstate park facilities and create a new venue for social functions and gatherings.
Based nearby O'DonnelBrown have a direct stake in the success of the venture and have brought forward plans for a 165sq/m multi-use space arranged around a central courtyard and allotments towards the south-east corner of the park, adjacent to the burgh hall.
Sam Brown, director, O’DonnellBrown, commented: “As members of the local community, this project holds an extra level of significance for us as a practice. We hope the building and allotments will provide a valuable focal point for the local park, a place for people to gather, a place to meet. The pandemic has provided sharp focus for us as a practice to look at ways to support and improve our local neighbourhood through positive intervention and change – this project embodies those aims.”
The timber-framed structure will be faced in dark-stained timber cladding under a black slate roof, presenting extensive glazing and active frontages to the park perimeter.
The pavilion has been spurred by the rediscovery of local parks and green spaces by locals during lockdown
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