Kelvingrove bandstand re-opens following £2.1m renovation
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The B-listed bandstand and amphitheatre was built by Glasgow Corporation Parks in 1924 and is the only original bandstand to survive in the city but had lain disused since 1999.
Delivered in time for this summer’s Commonwealth Games the project saw conservation of existing fabric and original features of the building together with a number of sensitive interventions to improve safety and accessibility.
These include installation of a new platform lift together with a new cross aisle and gangways on the amphitheatre together with ramped access.
Colin McLean, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, said:“The success of the recent Big Weekend shows how much Glasgow loves an outdoor concert. Thanks to the lottery playing public, Kelvingrove Bandstand can once again play its part in the cultural and civic life of the city providing a fantastic outdoor space for events for the Commonwealth Games and beyond.”
Managed by Glasgow Life the venue is currently being lined up to play host to a number of community and commercial events.
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