Kier hands over Cumbernauld Community Enterprise Centre
The project was delivered by development partner hub South West Scotland, with construction works completed by Kier Construction Scotland.
This modern new facility, which will be named the Muirfield Centre, replaces the previous building and includes office space designed for small businesses, including social enterprises and third sector groups, as well as a nursery, hall space, a café and a range of multi-function rooms for local organisations.
The new structure creates a strong presence within the area, forming a new civic realm and parkland that aims to serve the wider Cumbernauld community and enhance the town centre.
Michael McBrearty, chief executive of development partner hub South West, added: “We are delighted to have collaborated with North Lanarkshire Council and Kier Construction Scotland to deliver this important multi-purpose community centre to Cumbernauld.
“The new Muirfield Centre will integrate the needs of the local community in terms of leisure, local services and event space, whilst providing support for local business and social enterprises, reflecting the desired public nature of the building.
“This fantastic new facility is a prime example of how partnership working can really benefit local communities.”
North Lanarkshire Council’s regeneration convener, Cllr Allan Graham, said: “The Cumbernauld Community Enterprise Centre is a superb example of what can be achieved through a collaborative approach to improving community assets.
“I have no doubt the innovative mix of social enterprises, small businesses and third sector groups along with the traditional facilities and services associated with community centres will be a huge success.”
Kier Construction Scotland’s business development manager, Gordon Reid, added: “Our framework involvement with hub South West and close working partnership with North Lanarkshire Council has helped to deliver this successful project.
“The Muirfield Centre offers a mix of community, business and play and we are sure it will appeal to both the Cumbernauld and wider North Lanarkshire community.”