Revamp promised for New Town centre

A 1960s building in the centre of the New Town of Cumbernauld, in North Lanarkshire, is to revamped as a ‘community hub’, incorporating schools, leisure facilities, office space and a new health centre.

It follows a deal struck between the local authority and the owners of The Centre Cumbernauld, in what is being described as “part of a long-term, multi-million pound programme”.

Says North Lanarkshire Council: “The purchase will mean that the vast majority of the original town centre buildings will be owned by the council.”

It is expected the redevelopment will not start for a number of years and will take around a decade to complete.

Says the council, in an announcement, here: “The new Town Hub will be built as part of the council’s ‘The Place, the Vision’ programme (here). As part of this programme the council published draft Town Visions for all the towns in North Lanarkshire in 2020, which have since been the subject of consultation with local people.”

Picture credit: North Lanarkshire Council