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Edinburgh creative hub secures £6m Lottery funding

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October 12 2015

Edinburgh creative hub secures £6m Lottery funding
Plans to craft a visual arts centre and creative hub within a former Edinburgh rubber factory have received a £6m boost courtesy of the National Lottery.

The cash will enable Edinburgh Printworks to remodel the C-listed North British Rubber factory building as a printmaking and creative hub, offering workshops, galleries, education spaces, a deli/wine bar with terrace, art shop and production space.

HLF deputy chair dame Seona Reid, said:  “We are delighted, that thanks to players of the National Lottery, we are able to unlock the potential of this much-loved building. Not only will it provide a thriving cultural centre benefitting many hundreds of national and international artists but it will breathe life back into Foutainbridge. The community is justly proud of its industrial heritage so it is fitting that Castle Mill Works, which once supported so many families, will be the catalyst in its regeneration.”

The £10m Page\park project will open its doors to the public in 2018.

1 Comment

Bill S
#1 Posted by Bill S on 13 Oct 2015 at 09:08 AM
Fantastic project. Really looking forward to a bit of diversity and creativity in this area to contrast the depressing Fountain Park centre, and the rather odd student housing blocks opposite.

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