Briggait expansion nets £1.6m capital grant
June 10 2022
Plans to revitalise the Briggait Clydeside Market Halls have received a boost with the award of £1.6m in funding by the Scottish Government.
Cash from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund has been allocated to restore 1,200sq/m of unused space at the A-listed Briggait as a creative industries hub and market hall. A project team including Collective Architecture, Atelier Ten and New Acoustics have drawn up plans for the site which include a new entrance pavilion on the Clyde Street car park.
Audrey Carlin, chief executive officer of Wasps, said: "This is an important and validating step in the development of The Briggait, one of Glasgow's most historically significant buildings. Since Wasps took control of the complex 13 years ago, we have cultivated and supported a thriving creative community as well as managing an active multipurpose venue.
"Securing this fund allows Wasps to restore the former market halls at The Briggait, while reconnecting Glasgow's City Centre to the riverside and the local community to this important landmark. This development moves one major step forward towards ensuring that Glasgow's former fish market is preserved as a heritage structure and that we have more to offer the local community and visitors to the city."
Four other projects, namely the Citizens Theatre, Govanhill Baths, Possilpark Family & Community Centre, and Elderpark Learning and Community Centre also received funding top-ups of £1.5million, £2,000,000, £110,000 and £250,000 respectively to offset the impact of construction inflation.
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