Three regeneration projects to be funded in Glasgow

FUNDING for three community regeneration projects in Glasgow has been secured by the city’s council.

The three projects – the Meat Market Sheds Regeneration Project (pictured), the SWG3: Yardworks Street Arts Hub, and the Greater Pollok Community Learning Hub – were awarded £2.64million, £500,000, and £600,000 respectively from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).

Says a city council announcement (here): “The RCGF has an annual budget of £25million, and, through a competitive bid process, it provides financial support to projects that will help to deliver large-scale improvements to deprived areas.”

It continues: “The Meat Market Sheds Regeneration Project will deliver the regeneration and development of the vacant historic B-listed Bellgrove Meat Market Shed structures and Superintendent’s House, which form part of the wider site. 

“The redevelopment will deliver flexible economic and community space for the existing local communities and will complement plans for almost 600 affordable homes in the immediate vicinity. The RCGF award will support the total project cost of £8.79million.

“The SWG3: Yardworks Street Arts Hub will deliver a new street arts hub at the multi-disciplinary arts and events complex, SWG3.  The Yardworks Hub will provide a purpose-designed facility that uses street arts to support social change and will link in with the communities of Partick, Yorkhill and Govan. The RCGF award will help fund this £750,000 project.

“The Greater Pollok Community Learning Hub project is led by local community organisation South West Arts and Music Project (SWAMP) and will transform a property into a state-of-the-art community learning hub.

“This will become a catalyst for community-led regeneration and a focal point for the local community to address social exclusion, inequality and disadvantage for young people. The RCGF award will support the £900,000 project cost.”

Picture: Meat Market Sheds

Picture credit: Glasgow City Council