A library in Glasgow has had funding of nearly £500,000 approved to relocate to a new hub in the city’s east-end.
Parkhead Library will now be incorporated into the proposed Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) hub after Glasgow City Council gave the go-ahead to the £444,238 relocation fund.
The hub, which will serve the north-east of Glasgow, is located in a 5.15 acres site bounded by Duke Street, East Wellington Street, Nisbet Street and Salamanca Street.
Its aim is to bring key services together in one location and continue the area’s regeneration.
Planning permission for the Hub was granted in August 2021, with enabling works, including the demolition of the former Parkhead Hospital, completed in April of this year.
Thursday’s approval of funding, in addition to £2.5m from the Community Hub Fund approved in September 2019, allows the inclusion of the library into the project.
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “The approval of this funding marks the next step into the delivery of what will be a fantastic community asset for the north-east of Glasgow, bringing together key services in one location and continuing the area’s regeneration.”
The project will be now be put forward as a Full Business Case submission to the Scottish Government’s Capital Investment Group next month.