A popular community hub has shut down following the recent discovery of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in the facility. 

Bearsden Community Hub and Halls were advised that RAAC is present in the rear section of the facility after structural engineers undertook recent survey work.

The building allegedly closed on Thursday, October 5 and today, East Dunbartonshire Council have announced that more RAAC has been detected on various roofs of the buildings and needs to be removed. 

As a result, the Hub and car park will remain closed until works are completed. 

Commenting on the findings, Council Leader Gordan Low said, “With the discovery of RAAC in Bearsden Hub it is essential that we quickly establish the extent of the situation and the remedial actions required.

“Whilst our customers who use the customer service, library and community hall facilities will be disappointed, we thank everyone in advance for their understanding as we determine the extent of the RAAC and remedial action we then need to undertake.”

Signage has been posted on the doors to advise customers of the closure of the facility.

In-person customer service delivery will remain available from the three other Community Hubs in Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch and Lennoxtown.

Library facilities are available in the other libraries throughout East Dunbartonshire, the closest being Westerton and Milngavie.

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