Community centre in East End to include 3G pitch, climbing wall and gym

A £14 million community centre in the East End of Glasgow is to include a 3G pitch, climbing wall and gym

A new community hub in Baillieston will feature a climbing wall (Getty Images)

It comes after a petition was launched in Baillieston calling for an all weather football ground.

More plans for the long awaited two-storey Baillieston Community hub were revealed at a meeting yesterday.

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It is to be built in the James Lindsay Memorial Park alongside an outdoor court for basketball and netball as well as a 3G synthetic full sized pitch.

Jackie Sunderland, of Glasgow Life, presented the ideas at the Baillieston Area Partnership.

Ms Sunderland said the existing library in the Main Street would be moved to the hub – and occupy a large space on the ground floor.

The new building would also boast a cafe, soft play and ‘clip n climb.’

It is to open from 6am until 10pm Monday to Friday and from 7am until 6pm at the weekends.

A petition was signed by more than 800 people for a new all weather football pitch and changing rooms in the area.

Baillieston Thistle said it was “frustrated” in didn’t have proper facilities.

People are being encouraged to have their say on the plans and complete a survey, which is available at https://surveys.glasgowlife.org.uk/s/BailCH/.

The survey closes on Sunday December, 12.

Councillor Elaine Ballantyne thanked staff for the work they have done to produce plans so far.

The SNP Baillieston politician added: “Fingers crossed everything will go smoothly from now on.”

A Glasgow Life statement said: “Glasgow City Council has made a commitment to support the development of a Community Hub in Baillieston. The Glasgow City Council owned site at James Lindsay Park has been identified as the most suitable site to provide a new multi-purpose community hub serving Baillieston and the wider area. It is proposed that the Baillieston Community Hub will be managed and operated by Glasgow Life on behalf of Glasgow City Council.”

The hub has not been granted planning permission yet and is still in the consultation stage.

Planners aim to make sure endangered water voles in the area are protected during construction.