Views sought on Langside Halls community hub plan
A 20-week feasibility study of Glasgow’s Langside Halls has resulted in proposals to transform the building for use as a community cultural and social hub.
Thanks to funding from Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City Heritage Trust and the Architectural Heritage Fund Scotland, Langside Halls Trust was enabled to appoint Glasgow-based Hoskins Architects to lead a team of consultants including culture & heritage consultants, Jura Consultants to undertake the study.
The Trust’s aim is to ensure Langside Halls become an environmentally, economically sustainable and inclusive venue, expanding the Southside’s cultural and leisure offer. Working with consortium partners – Glad Café, Southside Fringe, Southside Film Festival and others — their ambition is to create a regular cultural and social programme at the Halls, use them as a platform for Southside organisations and continue their traditional role as an affordable community-venue-for-hire.
Proposed improvements to the Halls would see them become fully accessible, with greater flexibility and more useful spaces as well as creating a welcoming entrance space and new meeting spaces to accommodate all user groups - and to allow Langside Halls to fulfil its full potential as an important community and cultural hub.
Kevin Kane, chair of Langside Halls Trust, said: “The feasibility study proposals seek to breathe new life into Langside Halls and make them a fully accessible and attractive venue for communities across the South Side. The Trust wants to share the proposals with the wider community and to hear what folks and local organisations think of them – as well as what would make them use the Halls more.”
The proposals can be viewed at the Trust’s website at www.langsidehalls.com and the community engagement feedback will run until February 28.