A new Armadale Partnership Centre has opened, bringing a range of services under one roof.
West Lothian Council has invested £1 million extending and refurbishing the community centre on North Street to create a new hub for local services.
The development has resulted in many building and service improvements including the refurbishment of the library space, a new set up and look to the entrance area, a purpose built early years space to accommodate our partners from Community Playgroups, and a new office area accommodating staff from a number of services. The move has allowed for a number of council staff to co-locate into one building, improving services for customers. This includes a new payment kiosk and new private consulting rooms.
The Armadale Housing Office has relocated from East Main Street into the new Partnership Centre.
Executive councillor for culture and leisure, Dave King, said: "The new building better meets the needs of customers by hosting a wider variety of services under one roof. Our partnership centre model has worked extremely well in other towns and villages, and I am sure that the investment in this new facility in Armadale will prove extremely popular with local people.
"The refurbishment work in the library space and the new extension, including the early years space for young children are, in particular, very impressive"
Ralph Bell, the council's Customer and Community Services Manager, added: "The local community have been complimentary of the development and working with the Community Education Centre Management committee we have ensured that customers have faced minimal disruption throughout the development.
"Staff have welcomed the opportunity to work closely together on one site to ensure our services are aligned to customers' needs. The new facility will continue to develop over the coming weeks but we are very much open for business."