Arts-led Barras regeneration plans net £1.6m of grant funding
May 13 2015
The Calton Barras Action Plan will see Coltart Earley transform the former St Luke’s Church into a live entertainment venue courtesy of a £324k grant, including a bar and restaurant that will be open seven days a week.
Elsewhere Pidgin Perfect has been commissioned to create a new gallery and studio space on Ross Street for Many Studios, adjacent to the Barrowlands Ballroom, after the plans secured a £432k grant.
Commenting on the news Many director Natalia Palombo, said: “Our new site will offer a range of creative resources and project spaces which will enable us to work closely with the practitioners we support to help to develop emerging creative practices in line with the regeneration of Glasgow’s East End.
“We are excited to see how the emergence of high quality, mutli-disciplinary arts practices will work to re-imagine and re-connect the physical and social fabric of the Barras Market through the arts.”
Separate grant awards:
BAaD 2, Moncur Street/Calton Entry - £287k
Contiguous modular extension of BAaD (Barras Art and Design) using refurbished shipping containers for creative industries, market trading and mixed events.
Pipe Factory 42 Bain Street - £329k
Workshop/community space, artist studios and exhibition/residency programmed space. The building works comprise fabric repair and alterations.
BAaD 1, 54 Calton Entry - £67.5k
The work scope will cover roof improvements, secured entry system, insulation and hot water systems etc to provide upgraded workshop, retail and events space.
Market at 233 London Road - £171k
Renovation of existing market area into a multi business space showcasing current environmentally efficient technologies. Building refurbishment and upgrading of courtyard area.
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