Wednesday, 26 May 2010

GLC moves to Orkney Street Enterprise Centre

After over a decade on Burleigh Street, Govan Law Centre has relocated two of its offices to Govan's new Orkney Street Enterprise Centre (OSEC), 18-20 Orkney Street, Glasgow, G51 2BZ (view a location map here). All of our telephone, fax and minicom numbers remain unchanged, and any mail sent to our Burleigh Street address will be automatically re-directed.

Orkney Street was orginally Govan's Burgh Chambers in 1867, before serving as the local police and fire station, then as Govan's burgh court, jail with 36 cells and headquarters of Strathclyde Police 'G' Division.  The iconic listed building was redeveloped with a £3.5m budget, led by the Glasgow South West Regeneration Agency, and formally opened by Sir Alex Ferguson in February this year.
OSEC has full conference, business support facilities, and disability access. GLC can be found in Unit 4 and 6.  Unit 4 is a ultra modern open plan office on two levels, with unit 6 hosting our national Education Law Unit, and providing board room/meeting room facilities.  

Tommy McMahon, Chairman of GLC's Board of Trustees said:
"We're delighted with the law centre's relocation to Govan's Orkney Street Enterprise Centre. This development represents a major investment in our service and will enable us to deliver a more streamlined and effective service to our community and clients. Our larger premises also give us the capacity to develop a number of exciting new projects".

GLC 's Principal Solicitor, Mike Dailly said:
"Our new offices present fantastic opportunities to develop all of our services.  Because our partner agencies, including Money Matters Advice Centre are located in OSEC, the residents of Glasgow South West now have one of the best 'one-stop' shops in Scotland. A single visit to OSEC can provide citizens with free legal advice and representation, prevention of homelessness services, money and financial inclusion advice, help and support to get back to work or into further education, and access to social work services.  We aim to co-ordinate all of these services, so citizens in Glasgow South West will only need to make one appointment to receive a holistic, high quality service".

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