A spokesman for Glasgow Life
said: “We are currently working on exciting plans for the redevelopment
of the Kelvin Hall, with the first phase of the work expected to start
this summer. If approved, the proposals will see the Kelvin Hall transformed into a
modern, state-of-the-art sporting and cultural venue, reinforcing its
status as one of our city's most loved buildings. The work will also
allow for the venue to be used to provide logistical support for the
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
“The redeveloped venue will include one of
the largest Glasgow Club facilities in the city and extensive museum
storage space adding to the city’s existing world-class sporting and
cultural network. We are looking at the creation of a temporary gym to
meet existing demand while the work is carried out and we will relocate
fitness classes, where possible, to other Glasgow Club facilities in the
If approved phase one of the redevelopment of the Kelvin Hall will include the creation of a state-of-the-art Glasgow Club and community sports centre, which would meet demand for indoor sports hall space and increase sporting and physical activity opportunities for the people of Glasgow. It would be one of largest and most advanced Glasgow Club facilities in the city. In addition a new shared museums collections facility would also be created providing a new home for a combined 1.5 million treasures from Glasgow’s civic collection, the Hunterian Museum and those of the Scottish Screen Archive held by the National Libraries of Scotland. Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life are working in partnership with the University of Glasgow on the plans. The project has already received a pass at the first stage from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).