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Cathkin Braes mountain bike centre secures Heritage Lottery grant

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October 22 2014

Cathkin Braes mountain bike centre secures Heritage Lottery grant
The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £179k of first phase funding, which could potentially unlock a further £875k grant, toward conversion of the B-listed St Martin’s Church, Glasgow, to house the Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike and Activity Centre.

Masterminded by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, Elder & Cannon Architects and Ardenglen Housing Association the £4.1m scheme aims to build on the success of the Commonwealth Games when the Cathkin Braes came to the fore as a mountain bike venue with the construction of off-road cycle paths.

Glasgow's lord provost, Sadie Docherty, said: “Glasgow’s first purpose-built international mountain bike course at Cathkin Braes is already a permanent legacy from this summer’s Commonwealth Games -  providing world class facilities for the people of Glasgow. I am delighted that this award from the Heritage Lottery Fund can help deliver more legacy benefits – including local jobs and improved facilities – from the development of St Martin’s Church in Castlemilk into a mountain biking and sports resource centre that can serve both those using the course and the local community.”
Interior spaces will be sensitively remodelled to accommodate the change of use
Interior spaces will be sensitively remodelled to accommodate the change of use

3 Comments

Ian Alexander
#1 Posted by Ian Alexander on 22 Oct 2014 at 15:56 PM
Since it's inception lottery funds have helped an incredible range of projects in the arts, sports etc and this looks like another which will bring many benefits. Congratulations.
Mbr
#2 Posted by Mbr on 23 Oct 2014 at 09:11 AM
This will be a well used centre when it opens.

Really hope it turns out a bit better than that photoshop representation though. The building looks so much better in the original image, with the exposed brick.
Also, I'm sure one area of signage would suffice!
Alf
#3 Posted by Alf on 24 Oct 2014 at 11:46 AM
At least the Forestry Commission wont be around to rip the soul out of it, unlike at Glentress...

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