PROSPECTS are looking good for the restoration of former industrial sheds just east of Glasgow city centre.
Although plans for the warehouses are technically at the ‘pre-lease’ stage, Glasgow City Council is sufficiently confident that current negotiations will conclude successfully that it has made an announcement about historic B-listed sheds at the Meatmarket in Glasgow’s East End.
Says the council about the scheme, which also includes the market’s superintendent’s house: “The 25-year pre-lease to the Meat Market Heritage Trust will enable the creation of a linear park on the area of the site that lies over the railway tunnel, and – after the refurbishment of the sheds – the development of community sport facilities, bookable office space, and possibly some retail space.
“In addition, this long-term lease will allow the Trust to access funding from national funding bodies. MMHT applied for the lease through the council’s People Make Glasgow Communities programme.”
Adds the announcement, here: “The Meat Market site had lain vacant for a couple of decades, and the regeneration of the wider ten hectares Meatmarket site will feature – in addition to the linear park – 500 new affordable homes (construction underway on first phase, with completion expected in 2024), new active travel routes, a community hub, business start-up units, sustainable food growing and other services.”
Picture credit: Glasgow City Council
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