When two vital community services formed an important partnership – Pollok Credit Union and the Post Office – the first step was to find a new home to offer their combined services.
The second was to engage a construction company who would be able to create this space within tight timescales for the best value cost and to the highest specifications.
Pollok Post Office was the only remaining unit in the old market area of the existing Pollok Centre in Glasgow and had been saved from closure when the Credit Union stepped in to run the branch.
The two services will now operate from one branch at the showpiece Silverburn Shopping Centre, with a unit soon to open within the Garden are of the mall.
The facility will continue to offer the same level of service but footfall is expected to rise dramatically within the new location.
Pacific Building were tasked with the full formation of the facility, including interview rooms, counter service areas and all staff and back-of-house areas, following a successful tender bid as the best value contractors for the seven-week project.
With construction taking place within Silverburn, which has been open to the public for almost three years, Pacific worked closely with mall management to facilitate the works without disturbance to neighbouring tenants.
Pacific Building managing director Brian Gallacher said: “Our experience of working in live environments enabled us to ensure that all works were carried out to the very highest standard, while ensuring that construction had no negative impact on the public visiting the mall.
“The Silverburn centre is a fantastic facility for those residing in the South of Glasgow and beyond, and we are pleased to be involved in its continued expansion.”
Jim Garrity, of Pollok Credit Union, commented: “We are delighted with our new Silverburn premises and extend our thanks to Pacific Building for the quality of workmanship and commitment to ensuring that the project was delivered within the time specified.
“As Scotland’s largest community credit union, with over 8000 members, and with our acquisition of the local Post Office, we are confident that our new branch will bring many benefits to the people of Glasgow for years to come.”