New Gurdwara Opens

Thousands gathered as Scotland’s first purpose-built Gurdwara was officially opened.

CRGP Limited is pleased to have provided the full design team including in-house architecture, quantity surveying, project management and CDM Co-ordination for the new Glasgow Gurdwara.

Acting as lead consultant CRGP assisted the Sikh community in developing a new Gurdwara temple in Albert Drive Glasgow. The development regenerates a derelict site adjacent to the Tramway TheatreThe Hidden Gardens and Pollokshaws railway station. The location required close consultation with Network Rail and Glasgow City Council to enable the project.

CRGP Architects designed the temple following a lengthy consultation with several Sikh communities, and CRGP Project Management selected CBC (Central Building Contractors Glasgow Limited) for the construction work following competitive tendering.

The Sikh place of worship is called Gurdwara literally meaning “God’s House”. The Gurdwara is more than a place of Worship; it is also a focal point of the Sikh Community.

Gurdwara must provide prayer hall(s), in which the focal point is the Holy Book, called Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and Community Kitchens called langar. Additionally a “bedroom” must be provided for the overnight accommodation of the Holy Book which the Sikh Religion regards as representing the living Guru and must therefore rest every night just like everyone else. The Prayer Hall(s) are located on the topmost storey of the Building. The Gurdwara will also provide teaching facilities, guest and priest’s accommodation, a library and General Purpose rooms.

Click here to visit the Glasgow Gurdwara website

Click here to visit CBC’s website

Click here to view the Evening Times article

Click here to see STV’s preview of the Gurdwara

Click here to see STV video of the official opening

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