Historic Springburn building is out of bounds

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THE future of one of Springburn’s most famous buildings is uncertain after a shock safety report.

Urgent work is taking place at Springburn Halls and the road has been closed off.

Council chiefs took immediate steps after an inspection revealed the building was suffering from significant damage.

The landmark Springburn Halls, which opened in 1902, has lain derelict for more than 25 years.

Council chiefs said a recent inspection of the B-listed halls, in Keppochhill Road, revealed significant damage to the building.

Keppochill Road, at Millerbank Street, was closed on Friday as workers moved in.

The building is owned by Glasgow City Council and was latterly used as a sports centre before its closure in the mid-1980s.

Local politicians and residents have campaigned for the halls to be redeveloped.

Despite interest in developing the building, it still remains closed. The most recent plans were for it to be

transformed into business units and a children’s creche, but developers pulled out.

See this week’s paper for more on this story.

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