New multi-purpose community space for Possilpark
23 Oct 2020
Possilpark People’s Trust have submitted a planning application for a proposed new build community centre at Possilpark, Glasgow. The new Possilpoint centre is designed by Collective Architecture to provide multi-purpose community spaces, activity halls, social enterprise spaces and nursery within a phased development. Phasing the development ensures the existing centre remains open during construction and the Phase 1 community hall will be constructed with the secured RCGF funding.
The design maximises the site constraints within the residential and industrial setting and provides a distinct centre built entirely with CLT panels, which promotes a community programme of activities that can be easily managed by Possilpark People’s Trust. The concept plan of the centre considers the connections of all phases together and individually. The space planning approach can be adapted over time as funding levels become more certain. The centre will be designed to a high specification and provide flexible activity spaces to meet the needs and aspirations of local residents.
Robert Stewart, a long term resident of Possilpark and Trust member commented;
“I believe that the new Community Centre will be the catalyst for the re-birth of Possilpark. The Trust views this new-build as becoming the focal point for this community to really come together and benefit from the state of the art facilities. Consequently this will give local people the opportunity to significantly improve their quality of life, health and personal development”
More information on Possilpoint.