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B-listed Glasgow boathouse secures lottery support

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October 24 2016

B-listed Glasgow boathouse secures lottery support
The B-listed West Boathouse at Glasgow Green has won a first-round pass for a £1.2m heritage grant courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund, enabling Glasgow Building Preservation Trust to pursue a regeneration bid.

The GBPT is working with two rowing clubs to firm up plans for the repair and adaptation of the timber framed building to serve as an interpretation and heritage centre.

GBPT chair Murray Shaw said: “We are thrilled that the Heritage Lottery Fund have given their support to this unique project.  Once completed, we expect the West Boathouse will serve the users of Glasgow Green and wider community groups in the future, as well as it has served the rowing clubs in the past.  We look forward to working with the volunteers of the two rowing clubs and local groups to ensure this project is a success.”

Detailed proposals will now be worked up with a view to finalizing funding arrangements in 2017, enabling a move to be made on-site the following year to complete by 2019.

Photograph by Alisdair Woodburn

3 Comments

Terra
#1 Posted by Terra on 24 Oct 2016 at 20:12 PM
Great news!
Dave the Hat
#2 Posted by Dave the Hat on 25 Oct 2016 at 08:35 AM
It's very rare on this site you get unequivocally good news. It's usually shades of grey or some sort of compromise involved. This is just good news.
Chris
#3 Posted by Chris on 25 Oct 2016 at 09:36 AM
What a great looking building! I think I've cycled passed a few times, but never saw it from this angle. As above, great news for once seeing an old building looked after instead of being demolished or "catching fire"

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