Lochgelly Centre

Lochgelly Centre

The Lochgelly Centre officially reopened in February 2012, following a £2.5 million investment by Fife Council, managed by Property Services. The project refurbished the existing centre into a  bright, modern and attractive community space, combining a 412-seat theatre, studio theatre, art studios, meeting and practice rooms. A new glass-fronted extension houses a reception area, local offices services, a new modern café bar and a modern community library called the Jennie Lee Library in memory of the Lochgelly-born MP who played a key role in the foundation of the Open University.

Although initially intended as an extension to house the library, the project was redeveloped to take the opportunity to remove all asbestos products used in the original building’s construction, and the subsequent refurbishment of the affected areas. The antiquated heating system was also replaced throughout the centre, which removed plant from the roof to facilitate safer future maintenance. This included the theatre auditorium, not originally a constituent part of this project. The new café has proved a popular meeting place for the community, and the new library is also very well used. The facility created by this project has very much benefitted the local community.


Location: Lochgelly

Value: £2,372,340

Start Date: June 2010

End Date: December 2011

Main Contractor: Mansell Construction