‘First major milestone’ being hailed in £1.3bn Granton regeneration

THE official opening of an arts space in north Edinburgh is taking place this weekend, in a ceremony being hailed as the “first major milestone” in a wider regeneration initiative estimated to cost £1.3bn.

On Saturday, the public are being given a ‘sneak peak’ at the refurbished former Granton rail station building, which is soon to be operated by art studios charity, Wasps.

Says a media release issued by the council, which took charge of the building five years ago: “The £4.75m restoration of the building, together with the development of the square [in front], were partly funded through the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund and Town Centre Fund.”

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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