Extra funding for Glasgow restoration projects

ADDITIONAL costs – attributed to “delivery challenges due to construction inflation” – are to be met by additional funding, to help in the restoration of four Glasgow buildings.

The city’s Citizens Theatre, Govanhill Baths, Possilpark Family & Community Centre and Elderpark Learning and Community Centre have been each awarded an additional £1.5million, £2,000,000, £110,000 and £250,000 to assist in their renovation.

An additional £1,609,008 from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) is being awarded for a new project: Briggait Clydeside Market Halls (pictured) on the banks of the River Clyde.

It means a total of £5.469million is being awarded to all five projects.

Says the city council, in an announcement, here: “The additional funding for the four current projects brings the total RCGF support to the Citizens Theatre to £4million; for the Govanhill Baths £5.275million; for Possilpark Family & Community Centre £1.792milllion; and for Elderpark Learning and Community Centre, £1.7million.

“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.”

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland