Blessing on site of new Sikh Temple as CBC start work
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:14
Nicola Sturgeon MSP with local children at the Blessing.
The local Sikh community in the Polloksheilds area of Glasgow came together on Sunday to hold a blessing, and congregation prayers, to mark the start of works on a new Sikh "Grurdwara" Temple, . Deputy First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon MSP, local councillor Irfan Rabbani and former MP Mohammad Sarwar were all in attendance, and Main Contractor CBC were on hand to assist with proceedings before officially commencing work on the £3.8 Million Design and Build Project.
The site of the new Gurdwara is located at the rear of the award-winning Tramway Theatre in Glasgow, adjacent to the Hidden Gardens. On completion, the Temple will be accessed through a gateway, and will have the capacity to accommodate 1,000 worshippers. The design incorporates a traditional feature dome over the dias on which the Holy Book is placed within the Prayer Hall. The Gurdwara will also provide teaching facilities, Guest and priests Accommodation, a library and General Purpose rooms.
CBC Managing Director James McAlpine said, "CBC are delighted to be involved in the creation of the new Gurdwara, and to be a part of the ceremony today. The CBC Project Team, along with the Architect and Project Manager from CRGP, are all in attendance, and it's great to see so many members of the local community here to celebrate the start of works. We are all very proud to be involved in this exciting Project which will deliver a fantastic facility for the Sikh community in Glasgow"