Stirling conservation centre receives final go-ahead
December 1 2014conservation centre in Stirling after securing a £3.8m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The cash means that the £8.9m needed for The Engine Shed is now all in place, clearing the way for a remodelling of the derelict industrial space into an education centre for traditional construction techniques and materials.
It will also play host to public events, exhibitions and activities.
Cabinet secretary for culture, Europe and external affairs, Fiona Hyslop, said: “The new centre will showcase cutting edge conservation technology, science and innovation practices as well as providing a central hub to help foster a creative and inspiring space for local residents and visitors from across the country to engage with conservation through activities, exhibitions and events.”
Colin McLean, head of the HLF in Scotland, added: “Scotland has a rich built heritage which requires specialist skills and knowledge to keep it from falling into neglect. The Heritage Lottery Fund is delighted to support a project which is visionary in its approach to tackling this issue. The Engine Shed will be a beacon for Scotland’s old buildings encouraging and training specialists and amateurs to care for them so that they are kept safe for future generations.”
Work on site is expected to get underway in April 2015 for completion by summer 2016.
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