GLASGOW City Council has approved £15.7million in Community Growth Funding for the creation of a new community hub at James Lindsay Park in Baillieston.
The money was secured through developer contributions linked to planning applications in the Baillieston Broomhouse Carmyle Community Growth Area (CGA),
The CGA is one of three in Glasgow, with the others being at Robroyston and Easterhouse/Gartloch.
The contributions are to be allocated to create community-supporting infrastructure, and the proposed hub will feature arts, community and sports activities, as well as a library.
Consultation has taken place to find out what local people want from the facility.
Community feedback will also help guide the final design of the complex which will be operated by Glasgow Life on behalf of Glasgow City Council.
Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Convener for Neighbourhood Assets and Services at Glasgow City Council, said: “This is a momentous day in the work towards delivering a much-needed community hub for Baillieston.
“The creation of this facility will serve the people of the area, who have shown great interest in the proposals for the hub and a huge amount of credit needs to be given to ex-councillor, Bailie Ballantyne, for her dogged determination to get us to this point.”