Historic library to reopen after £4m restoration of listed building

Elder Park library and community hub has undergone an extensive refurbishment.

Historic Glasgow library to reopen after £4m restoration of listed building Glasgow Life

A historic A-listed Glasgow library and community hub is due to reopen following a £4m restoration project.

Elder Park Library will be back open to the public from June 24 after significant work to improve the building to meet the needs of the local community.

Extensive renovations have been carried out to create a “fit-for-purpose, modern hub”.

The upgrades include a full interior and exterior refurbishment which provides improved library and community spaces, a new community kitchen and more bookable areas for people to use.

Additional library toilets and improved baby changing facilities have been added.

The work will also ensure the A-listed building – protected by Historic Environment Scotland because of its architectural and historic interest – is more accessible and sustainable.

The revamped Elder Park Library and Community Hub has also improved the building’s energy performance.

The new features include more natural ventilation, energy-efficient boilers, new electrical wiring and lighting, and a weather station.

Andrew Olney, director of Libraries, Sport and Communities at Glasgow Life, said: “Glasgow’s libraries are highly valued by the people who use them, and this project ensures there is a modern, fit-for-purpose hub at the heart of the Elder Park community.

“The new-look facility offers visitors a welcoming space with free access to books, digital resources, information, and support.”

Gary Dalziel, chief executive of Elderpark Housing Association, said: “Elderpark Housing Association is thrilled to see Elder Park Library and Community Hub opening after its extensive renovations.

“It will provide a stunning facility located in the heart of the community which, as well as re-invigorating the use of the refurbished library, will also create a first-class new community hub, all located within a historic and much-loved building in the area.”

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