Glasgow city council invests £10m to improve community assets

Glasgow city council invests £10m to improve community assets

Glasgow City Council has given the go-ahead for £10m to be spent on improvement works in 30 community buildings across the city.

The funding will address priority projects to ensure that libraries, leisure centres, community centres and arts and music venues can continue to deliver a range of public services.

The Community Asset Fund was established in 2016/17, providing £10m per annum over a five year period, resulting in £50m of support for investment priorities across the city’s extensive property portfolio.

Of the £10m to be spent this year, funding has been secured to support investment in 27 Glasgow Life managed facilities. Three other community assets, Pollok House, Dixon Halls and the Queens Park Glasshouse, will also benefit from repairs and maintenance works.

Councillor David McDonald, the deputy leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of Glasgow Life, said: “Our community assets are more than just buildings. They are the lifeblood of our communities, the places where people come together to be inspired, to learn, take part in physical activity, or simply to enjoy the incredible range of services on offer.

“We must invest in our much-valued public buildings to ensure they are fit for purpose and this investment – and further funding in the years ahead – will protect community assets across the city.”

The indicative programme of works will concentrate on replacement of older building systems, such as outdated boiler and heating systems, roofing and rewiring and works, such as enhancing public changing areas in some Glasgow Club leisure facilities and refreshing some internal décor.

Glasgow City Council’s City Administration Committee has approved the programme and it is anticipated that work will begin early in the New Year across the 30 facilities identified.