Campaign launched to transform derelict Whiteinch Burgh Hall into local leisure hub – Glasgow Live

A campaign to transform a derelict 120-year-old building in the west of Glasgow into a leisure hub has been launched by local residents.

The ‘Save Whiteinch Burgh Hall’ is calling for the building to be restored and turned into a leisure facility.

The building, which is located on the corner of Inchlee Street and Victoria Park Street was built in 1894 and has formerly been a police and fire station. However, it has lain derelict since 2002.

The online petition reads: “Given its proximity to Whiteinch Library and Scotstoun Leisure Centre, Glasgow Life could restore and repurpose Whiteinch Burgh Hall in order to provide the residents of Whiteinch and Scotstoun with additional leisure options.

“The aim of this petition is to start a proactive dialogue about funding opportunities between Glasgow City Council/Glasgow Life and the communities that stand to benefit from the preservation and repurposing of Whiteinch Burgh Hall.”

There are currently 392 signatures on petition to save the building.

The campaign continues: “The building has received essential and remedial repairs in previous years, including roof repairs, stonework repairs, removal of vegetation and general maintenance. In total, over £18,000 has been spent over these years with the works aimed at ensuring public safety, securing the building and keeping the building wind and watertight by City Property Glasgow.”

To find out more, visit the online petition HERE.