COMMUNITY engagement is underway over proposals to breathe new life into historic Glasgow Southside venue Langside Halls.
Langside Halls Trust appointed Glasgow-based Hoskins Architects to lead a team of consultants, including culture and heritage experts Jura Consultants, to undertake a 20 week feasibility study.
The trust’s aim is to ensure the building becomes an environmentally, economically sustainable and inclusive venue, expanding the Southside’s cultural and leisure offer.
Working with consortium partners -– Glad Café, Southside Fringe, Southside Film Festival and others -— their ambition is to create a regular cultural and social programme at the halls, use them as a platform for Southside organisations and continue their traditional role as an affordable community venue-for-hire.
Proposed improvements would see them become fully accessible, with greater flexibility and more useful spaces as well as creating a welcoming entrance area and new meeting accommodateion catering for all user groups.
Kevin Kane, chair of Langside Halls Trust said:
“The feasibility study proposals seek to breathe new life into Langside Halls and make them a fully accessible and attractive venue for communities across the South Side.
“The trust wants to share the proposals with the wider community and to hear what folks and local organisations think of them, as well as what would make them use the Halls more.”
The proposals can be viewed at the trust’s website at www.langsidehalls.com. The opportunity for feedback will run until Sunday 28 February.
The study has been funded by Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City Heritage Trust and the Architectural Heritage Fund Scotland.