A TRIO of urban restoration initiatives in north Edinburgh are to receive over £800,000 of specific regeneration funding, between them, from the Scottish Government.
The government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund has agreed a total of £848,123 for the three Edinburgh projects, the biggest – to receive £500,000 – being a community hub (called the Macmillan Hub) in the city district of Pennywell, to create a library, an early years centre, affordable housing and a new enterprise, workshop, learning and creative studio space.
Says The City of Edinburgh Council, here, the other two city projects are the refurbishment of a tennis pavilion on Leith Links (to be turned into a community hub) and similarly in Granton, of a former industrial unit.
The trio are joined by seven other projects across Scotland, such as a food growing project in Dundee (receiving £61,900), work on Ardrossan promenade, in North Ayrshire (£40,000) and a climbing wall project in East Ayrshire (£146,583).
This round of regeneration funding adds up to £2.03m, on top of £27m allocated to 23 projects in January – as announced, here.
Pictured: Design proposal for the Macmillan Hub, Picture credit: Richard Murphy Architects
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