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Glasgow backs community-run services with £1.4m Possilpark grant

June 4 2021

Glasgow backs community-run services with £1.4m Possilpark grant

Glasgow City Council has allocated up to £1.4m in funding to support the delivery of a planned community hub in Possilpark which will be both owned and operated by people living nearby.

The cash is a major boost for the Possilpark People's Trust, a community-led group that has been fighting to provide improved services and facilities for locals.

Together with a £1.575m allocation from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund and The Robertson Trust, this means that all the capital is now in place to construct the new Collective Architecture designed hub.

Councillor Kenny McLean said: “We can look forward to contributing to the success of this community-led model in Possilpark and other neighbourhoods across Glasgow."

Possilpark People's Trust recently completed a community asset transfer of the Possilpoint Community Centre and associated playing field, which will be replaced directly with the new centre in a development process managed by Hub West Scotland. 

Plans for the new hub are well advanced
Plans for the new hub are well advanced
The council's intervention closes a funding gap which had threatened to see previously approved funding withdrawn
The council's intervention closes a funding gap which had threatened to see previously approved funding withdrawn


Stranger Danger
#1 Posted by Stranger Danger on 6 Jun 2021 at 21:02 PM
A lot of strange adults holding random children’s hands in the imagery. Is that because no one actually knows what to do in a community hub - or what the point in it is? I really hope they are leading the lost and bewildered children outdoors and into the fresh air where they can be encouraged to play, rather than be forced to attend woke art exhibitions and lectures on identity politics.
#2 Posted by GMan on 8 Jun 2021 at 09:18 AM
#1 It's Possilpark, more a case of how long will it last, and yes the images are fake, the young team in this neck of the woods would think a woke exhibition is something you see when you fall out of bed... Identity is all about the orange, the red, white and blue around here. It's Seagull Central, even the crows are aggressive.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#3 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 8 Jun 2021 at 10:35 AM
Might make sense in Skye but total dross for an urban environment -- single story frontage has to be an in joke for cheap laughs at the next architect's shindig.

Really poor quality design -- not offering anything to build up the area.
Waste of Space
#4 Posted by Waste of Space on 9 Jun 2021 at 11:12 AM
The comment section on this website really has become pointless. Either run the design into the ground or mock the proposed tenants if you cant do that. Good job all.
Brian Donnelly
#5 Posted by Brian Donnelly on 9 Jun 2021 at 16:42 PM
Ach, I don't know WoS. That grumbling Fat bloke particularly is always good for a laugh.
Waste of Space
#6 Posted by Waste of Space on 10 Jun 2021 at 15:13 PM
Its the classist snobbery that gets me. There are probably a large number of people in Possilpark who will be very grateful for a facility of this kind. I (maybe wrongly) assume that most people who comment on here are involved in design in some capacity. The running joke at the expensive of those in less well off communities in Glasgow is getting a little old. The thought that the professionals who are supposed to be designing better communities think so little of the people who will use and live in them is slightly depressing.
#7 Posted by Diggity-Dawg on 10 Jun 2021 at 22:10 PM
#6 - just because the people who comment on this site are ‘likely designers’ doesn’t make them all good people. They are humans and enjoy taking the p as much as the rest. That’s really what this is about mostly. I also don’t think people genuinely believe what they post here. They post for a giggle or to escape the monotony of their own jobs. Chances are most people who comment are genuinely impressed and/or slightly envious of the projets showcased and like a dig.

I would enjoy the digs more if there was a higher proportion of genuine discussion.
Waste of Space
#8 Posted by Waste of Space on 11 Jun 2021 at 09:33 AM
#7 I agree with pretty much everything you've said. I just think the joke is old and people should be reminded how mean spirited it is.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#9 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 11 Jun 2021 at 11:26 AM
Every other article in UR shows an external view of the project --apart from this.

Why is that?

A good place to start would be the possibility that the external design is very poor -- offers nothing to the area in the slightest.

Would the design be welcomed in Newton Mearns or Hyndland -- not a chance.

That is the issue -- cheap / low rent design phoned in by a dis-interested creative class for a user group that do not know how to complain.
Bill S
#10 Posted by Bill S on 11 Jun 2021 at 14:03 PM
#9, there are two external views of the project right there. Just scroll up. If you cannot see that, how can anyone take your "criticisms" seriously?

You should also note that the Architects are Collective Architecture who have an excellent record at designing sensitive and contemporary buildings for communities across Scotland. You must try harder.

John Glenday
#11 Posted by John Glenday on 11 Jun 2021 at 14:13 PM
@9 Lead images on news stories are always cycled for visual variety.
R Bennett
#12 Posted by R Bennett on 16 Jun 2021 at 14:05 PM
Looks very cool. Though a less self effacing front door would improve it in my opinion. Is the black portion of the building to be built later? It seems to disappear from one of the visuals.

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