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Artists flock to Glasgow’s east end following Games

September 9 2014

Artists flock to Glasgow’s east end following Games
Glasgow’s post Commonwealth Games honeymoon looks to be bedding down with the creation of an artist’s community within a derelict former warehouse.

Crownpoint Developments have converted the former industrial space into a range of smaller studio spaces, subdividing the entire second floor to provide ten artists’ studios and reserving the third floor to serve as an open exhibition space.

Gregor Brown of Graham + Sibbald commented: “When we sold the Crownpoint Road property in October 2013, we were then retained by the purchaser as sole letting agent.  The building comprises extensive industrial accommodation of over 50,000 sq ft along with 22,500 sq ft of workshop/storage/office space within a four storey office building.

“Large offices such as the one on Crownpoint Road, that were attached to a manufacturing facility, have had little or no chance of attracting a single occupier in the face of the modern city centre developments being promoted by Government agencies. The sale, on behalf of an administrator, was reliant on identifying a cash purchaser that could see that buying at a low base and letting out individual suites could reap high yielding rewards.”

The project is being seen as a template for revive other redundant industrial buildings in the area which have largely been bypassed by Games Legacy funding.

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