The Wellspring consortium, comprising Apollo Capital Projects Ltd, Community Solutions Investment Partners Ltd and Morgan Sindall Group plc, has delivered the inaugural project for Hub West Scotland (established in April 2012), with the opening of the Kirkintilloch Community Hub.
Opening its doors to the public on Monday 27 August, the Kirkintilloch Community Hub involved a substantial refurbishment creating a new modern library, customer service area and café. Offering the latest technology the new facilities will provide the local residents with access to all Council services under one roof.
Setting the standard going forward for the Council’s community hubs the project demonstrated the speed and flexibility with which Hub West Scotland can respond to the needs of its public sector partners, while at the same time working with its supply chain to deliver high quality, value for money buildings that have a positive impact on the needs of the local community and the economy of West Scotland.
East Dunbartonshire Council Leader Rhondda Geekie said:
“I’m absolutely delighted to open our very first Community Hub in Kirkintilloch. This really is a landmark event for the Council and the East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust.
The building has been completely transformed into a bright, airy, modern, spacious facility that is both welcoming and business like. It has been kitted out with the latest technology to help customers do business with us. Hub West Scotland has done a great job and I look forward to working with them in the future on our other hubs.”
The programme of investment for Hub West Scotland is anticipated to grow to £200m over the next ten years across a range of health, education, regeneration and other community infrastructure projects.