Creating a first class leisure centre and theatre in the heart of Eastwood Park

East Renfrewshire Council invites you to learn more and have your say

Design Team Presentation

Find out more about the proposals for Eastwood Leisure Centre and Theatre from the project architects and design team.

Welcome

Welcome to our consultation in advance of a planning application being made for the development of a new leisure centre, theatre, library and cultural facilities with associated parking and landscaping works including demolition of existing leisure centre and theatre building at Eastwood Park, Giffnock.

The purpose of this consultation is to present our emerging plans in advance of a planning application being submitted to East Renfrewshire Council in the coming months.  

This public consultation would normally be in the form of a public exhibition in a local venue.  However, due to the current Covid-19 restrictions a conventional public event is not possible, and an online alternative is required, in line with legislation and guidance from the Scottish Government.

This consultation website includes detail of the proposed development, identifying the vision for the site and how the emerging proposals are being developed.

We are inviting the local community and other stakeholders to review these emerging proposals before a planning application is submitted and we would very much welcome your feedback and comments.

To assist, we have prepared a short feedback survey to gather the views of those participating in the consultation, and this will help to inform the final planning application submission.

In addition, we will also be hosting a live consultation session via the ‘live chat’ section of this website on Monday 24 May (1-5pm) and Tuesday 25 May (4-8pm), and during these sessions members of the project team will be available to answer any questions.

Questions can also be submitted via email or by contacting our project representatives directly and we will seek to respond as quickly as possible to any questions raised. Thereafter, responses can be submitted through this consultation website until 4 June.

Update

The planning application for the new Eastwood Leisure Centre & Theatre was submitted on the 20th August.

Thank you for all your comments and feedback during the pre-application consultation period, which were very helpful and we took into account as best we could when further developing the design. To view the full planning application, which includes a range of plans, drawings and reports, go to the council’s planning portal and use reference 2021/0694/TP.

The video below should give you a good idea of the design updates made, some of the further consultations that were undertaken and the full ambition of the project.

We hope you enjoy it!

Background and Progress to Date

In 2017 East Renfrewshire Council considered a report advising on the current condition of Eastwood Park Leisure Centre, Eastwood Theatre and Carmichael Hall and outlining options for future leisure provision and the Eastwood Park campus.

The Council duly agreed to develop a new build leisure and theatre facility to replace the existing, and in 2019, following a comprehensive feasibility and public consultation exercise, the Council decided to develop a new replacement Eastwood Leisure Centre and Theatre in Eastwood Park.

This public consultation is the next step in that process, and presents the Council’s proposals for a new Eastwood Leisure Centre and Theatre in Eastwood Park. Once all comments made in response to this consultation have been considered, a planning application will be submitted to East Renfrewshire Council Planning Department.

Please note that you will also have the opportunity to make formal comments to East Renfrewshire Council once a planning application has been submitted.

The Site

The proposed development is to be located within Eastwood Park, on land adjoining the existing leisure centre and theatre, as shown on the plan below:

Learn more about the proposals

The proposal is to construct a new building within Eastwood Park which will accommodate a range of leisure and cultural facilities including the following:

If planning permission is granted, it is anticipated that work on site would start in June 2022 with the proposed works likely to take approximately 24 months to complete. The existing leisure centre and theatre will remain open and in use until such times as the new facility is in place.

Follow the links below to learn about the proposals in more detail.

Next steps and programme

It is proposed to submit a planning application in mid-June.

The submitted application will be supported by a range of technical information including submissions on transport, ecology, drainage, trees and ground conditions.

We will consider all comments made during this consultation event as the proposals are developed further. A report on this consultation exercise will be prepared and submitted to East Renfrewshire Council Planning in support of the planning application.

We welcome your comments on our proposals and look forward to receiving your feedback. Also, please remember that this is a pre-application consultation and you will have an opportunity to make formal representations to East Renfrewshire Council once a planning application has been submitted.

How to have your say

There are a number of ways you can take part in this pre-application consultation.

You can complete our short survey, which asks questions about how you use the existing facilities in Eastwood Park, your thoughts on the proposals, and how these might change how you use the facilities in the future.

We are also hosting two 'Ask the Design Team' events through this website. These will offer the chance to speak directly to the design team through a live chat service and have your questions answered.

These events take place on Monday 24th May from 1pm to 5pm and Tuesday 25th May from 4pm to 8pm. Clicking on the button in the bottom right of this page opens a chat box. During the above times, our design team will be available to answer your questions and hear your ideas. Outside of these times, you can use this chat box to send thoughts and questions to the design team.

Finally, you can send any thoughts, questions or ideas directly to the team by email at comments@eastwoodleisure.co.uk

Your feedback will be reviewed by East Renfrewshire Council (the applicant) and may be reused in a Pre-Application Consultation Report and submitted to East Renfrewshire Council Planning Dept. Although any comments made to this consultation process may form part of a future planning application submission document, they will not be considered by East Renfrewshire Council as a formal representation to any future planning application. All members of the public and local stakeholders will have the opportunity to make formal representation once a planning application has been submitted.

Survey

12th May to 4th June 2021

Our online survey takes around 5 to 10 minutes to complete and includes questions on how you use the existing leisure facilities and public space in Eastwood Park and your preferences for the future.

Ask the Design Team events

Monday 24th May - 1pm to 5pm
Tuesday 25th May - 4pm to 8pm

Join us for two 'Ask the Design Team' online events, taking place through this website. Clicking on the button in the bottom right of this page opens a chat box.

During the above times, our design team will be available to answer your questions and hear your ideas.

Outside of these times, you can use this chat box to send thoughts and questions to the design team.

Contact us

If you have any questions, thoughts or ideas, you are welcome to get in touch with the team. We will endeavour to provide you with a response within three working days.

comments@eastwoodleisure.co.uk