Prospects looking good for meat sheds restoration

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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