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Parkhead Hub - April 2024 Update

Published: | Health and Care Centres

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership’s (HSCP) Parkhead Hub Health and Care Centre construction will be completed in August. The new Hub will integrate health, social care and community facilities, including a cafe and Parkhead Library. 

The building will include community health and social care services; adult and older people’s services; a children’s hub (including health visiting, social work and specialist children’s services); primary care (GP, pharmacy and dental services); hospital-based services and the HSCP Learning Centre (a citywide resource). There’s also space for a range of third sector services and community groups through access to bookable community rooms. 

The building will accommodate approximately 800 staff, with around 2,000 people accessing the building each day, which will support local businesses and regeneration initiatives. 

Construction of the Hub started in March 2022 and the building is on track to be completed in August 2024. Following handover, the building will be furnished, and IT installed. We expect to be in a position to welcome patients and service users towards the end of October 2024, when the building is fully operational.

On completion of the main building, the current Parkhead Health Centre building will be handed over to the main contractor for demolition, to create the car park to be completed later in 2025.

The current focus is on supporting the transition of staff from nine sites into the new building, with a specific workstream on change management, attended by representatives from all staff groups who feed back to staff on a regular basis.

Staff will move from Parkhead Health Centre/ Sandyford East, the Anvil Centre/Westmuir Street, Newlands Centre, Brook Street Learning Centre, Templeton Business Centre, Parkview Resource Centre, Eastbank Health Promotion Centre and Parkhead Library.

The project team has attended a number of Community Council and other local meetings to update on progress and has received positive feedback for the project.

Virtual tours of the Hub have been offered to staff over April to show the new working environment. These have been well attended and appreciated by staff.

A new chapter for Parkhead Library

Parkhead Library is a friendly and welcoming space that brings together the whole community. It’s a place where local residents can borrow books, get online and spend time with family and friends.

Glasgow City Council has invested over £2.9 million to move the existing library on Tollcross Road into the new Parkhead Hub. By relocating to the Hub, Glasgow Life is ensuring that Parkhead Library continues to be a vital part of the community. The new library will be modern, with contemporary facilities, and will meet the needs of the local community.

The library is popular and well-used and regularly attracts more than 3,000 visitors each month. The move to the Hub will make the library more accessible and allow more people to benefit from the range of services for all ages. For example, Bookbug sessions and nursery and school visits encourage children to develop their interest in reading, and people can learn a new language through the ESOL classes or develop their reading and writing in adult literacy classes. The venue will also offer a variety of health and wellbeing support.

The library will have a new home but will continue to offer the same valuable services within Parkhead community.

You can find out more by visiting the Glasgow Life website.

Arts Strategy

The Arts Strategy programme is progressing well, with designs for the reception desk scheduled to be manufactured in late Spring. These designs form part of an overall theme that celebrates the weaving heritage of the local area. 

Other artworks include: a large-scale wall panel that will give a warm welcome to everyone using the new Hub; a wall mural for the children and young people’s area with fun icons and motifs that have been created with children and young people and a time capsule! Please let us know if you have any ideas about what to include to tell the story of our lives to future generations.

Jackie Shearer, our HSCP’s Arts Strategy Coordinator for Parkhead Hub said: “A creative engagement programme has also been rolling out led by artist in residence, Rebecca Fraser. The weekly programme includes a play cafe, January Journal Project and an art club. With different activities planned each week, groups have also been outdoors visiting local growing projects such as Shettleston Growing, The Wash House Garden and Tollcross Park.”

If you’d like to find out more or want to participate, please email or phone 0774 0600084.

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