Sports pavilion dream for Lennoxtown

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HOPES are high that work on a £200,000 sports pavilion will start before the end of the year.

East Dunbartonshire Council has applied for planning permission to build the new facility, which will replace the delapidated High Park pavilion, in Lennoxtown.

The project will include changing rooms, car parking and groundkeeper facilities.

Grace Irvine, the council’s head of assets and property services, said: “All design work has been completed and tenders received from potential contractors for the manufacture and erecting of the changing facility at High Park.

“Once the tenders have been evaluated and a suitable contractor is selected, we will be in a better position to establish lead in times for the manufacture of the unit and site start date.”

She added: “This work will be carried out in parallel with the planning and building warrant process to achieve an early start date on site, and we hope that through carrying out most of the work off site we should minimise the disruption to people currently using the facility.

“However, there will be a requirement to close the existing pavilion to prepare the site for the new unit.

“We aim to achieve a start date prior to the Christmas period with completion anticipated early in the New Year.”

The application will be considered at the next meeting of East Dunbartonshire Council’s planning board.