Public invited to view new Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre

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Published Date: 

24 Nov 2015 - 12:12

An invitation is being extended to members of the public to view the new Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre. Members of the Area Committee have taken the decision to invite the public into the building on Friday 27 November from 2.30 – 4.30.

The open day will give people the opportunity to explore the public areas of the building – including a café, marriage suite, gallery and meeting rooms.

Argyll and Bute Council's exciting project to centralise services for Helensburgh and Lomond in one new bespoke building  is in the final stages, with employees moving  into their new office accommodation from 16 – 30 November.

The move has been phased over three weekends to ensure continuity of services to the public. 

The Helensburgh Office Rationalisation Project (HORP) is another example of the council’s commitment to investing in Helensburgh and Lomond, providing local people with a centralised one-stop-shop for all services as well as a range of indoor and outdoor community spaces.

Council staff will move to the new Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre and most of the services provided in local offices previously will continue in the new building.

Anyone wishing to visit should enter the building at the main entrance on East Clyde Street.


The project has seen the refurbishment of the Grade B listed former Clyde Street School in East Clyde Street, and a new extension which has been built alongside it.

The upgraded building will provide new community spaces including a café, marriage suite, gallery and meeting rooms. Outside, there will be landscaped grounds open for public use, with an outdoor events and marriage area and community garden.

The extension building will house around 140 Argyll and Bute Council staff who will move from current offices in and around the town.

Work on the site started in August 2013. 

The three Grade B listed buildings that make up the former Clyde Street School were designed by Alexander Nisbet Paterson and constructed in 1903.