Restoration on the cards for capital gasholder

WORK is to begin soon on turning a former gasholder in the north of Edinburgh into, among other things, an art gallery space.

The rejuvenated structure is expected to feature prominently in a wider regeneration of the Granton area of the city, as part of a ‘waterfront town’ project being led by the local authority.

Says The City of Edinburgh Council, here, in an announcement: “The future vision for the space within the restored gasholder is to have multi-sensory play zones, a dedicated space for permanent and temporary public art, relaxation area, outdoor trails and tracks for exercise as well as using a large outdoor space for sports, markets, seasonal events, community use, festivals, performance arts, exhibitions and play. Work will also be carried out to plant trees, shrubs and wildflowers improving biodiversity and local habitat in the area.”

The restoration work was yesterday given the go-ahead by the council’s Finance and Resources committee.

Work is being carried out by building and civil engineers, McLaughlin & Harvey, and is expected to begin in January and be completed the following year.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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