Glasgow City Council has approved funding of £444,238 to relocate Parkhead Library and allow its incorporation into the proposed Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) Hub to serve the north-east of the city.
The Hub - which will bring together different parts of the HSCP's services - will be located in a 5.15 acres site bounded by Duke Street, East Wellington Street, Nisbet Street and Salamanca Street.
Planning permission for the Hub was granted in August 2021, with enabling works - including the demolition of the former Parkhead Hospital - completed in April of this year.
Today's approval of funding - in addition to £2.5million from the Community Hub Fund, approved in September 2019 - allows the inclusion of the library into the project.
Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm at Glasgow City Council, said: "The approval of this funding marks the next step into the delivery of what will be a fantastic community asset for the north-east of Glasgow, bringing together key services in one location and continuing the area's regeneration."
The project will be now be put forward as a Full Business Case submission to the Scottish Government's Capital Investment Group next month.