Community hub plans unveiled for former bowling club

COMMUNITY hub plans for a former bowling club in Glasgow have been unveiled, by property developers who have submitted a planning application for a mix of housing and community resource.

The Mount Florida site – in the south of the city – is being worked up as development comprising 32 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, along with what’s being described as a “re-modelled community hub in the upgraded pavilion building”.

Says an announcement on behalf of Glasgow-based property developers, NOAH, here: “Ownership of the proposed community facilities (occupying 50 per cent of the overall site) will be gifted at no cost to a local community group, so allowing it a real opportunity to shape, own and control a significant asset for the benefit of the Mount Florida community and thereby avoid an uncertain future for the whole site.

“The former bowling club pavilion building will provide a flexible, multi-purpose space that will be made available to the local community. It will be capable of accommodating a range of proposed community uses, such as parents and toddlers’ groups, games nights, keep fit classes, educational events, craft groups and café space.”

Picture credit: Orbit Communications, on behalf of NOAH