Glasgow City Council and partner organisation Possil Thriving Places are now to deliver a project costing almost £150,000 that will transform a public space - the Possil Millennium Space - in Possilpark.
The contractors are on site from this week (works expected to last for eight weeks) to change what is currently a poor public space into an attractive one that can host events and generally be used for socialising and recreation.
A new accessible bandstand stage will form the centrepiece of a new performance and events space and new picnic tables, seating and bins will be provided. The soft landscape areas will undergo a makeover to enhance amenity/biodiversity and improve sightlines and public safety. In addition, the large cobbled area in the space will receive some maintenance and repair works that will spruce up the site's frontage onto Balmore Road.
The project is the latest step in the locally-led effort to revitalise the Saracen Street environment and continue the growth in business and community confidence in the Possilpark area.
The first batch of works in December will see the removal of unsightly overgrown shrubs and other soft landscape clearance works. Then, from January through to mid-February, the project will develop and complete, with new features, equipment and street furniture set to transform the site into an attractive community space.
Councillor George Redmond, Executive Member for Jobs, Business and Investment at Glasgow City Council, said: "This project will help continue the regeneration of Possilpark, creating a space that local people and families can look forward to using. The Possilpark Millennium Space will now become a tremendous asset for the local community."