Revamp invite for former clay pipe factory

APPLICATIONS are being invited to turn a former clay pipe-making factory near Glasgow city centre into a multi-use community resource.

The Grade B-listed building, which is in the Barras area of the city, has benefitted recently from some restoration work.

The aim now is to bring it up to standard so that it can serve three distinct communities: young people from marginalised communities; the local community of Calton and the Barras; and early-career artists, architects and designers.

Says an announcement on the website of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, here: “The refurbishment works will include the following key improvements within an overall development package to provide infrastructure to support key activities and uses: repair of the historic building fabric and features; installation of an external lift and fire-resistant second staircase; insulation and energy efficiency improvements; a low-carbon heating system; [and] new services throughout.”

Picture credit: Gordon Murray, on behalf of RIAS

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