£5.5m Govan townscape improvements plan moves forward
September 22 2016
The five year plan will see repairs carried out to historic buildings such as the Pearce Institute as well as improving the condition of tenements and 45 roller shuttered shop fronts in the area.
Natural stone pavements will also be reinstated in select areas together with a set of cast iron gates marking the entrance to Elder Park.
A new strategy will be developed to bring vacant floor space back into use in tandem with this work with particular emphasis being placed on highlighting the area’s rich history through the use of new signage.
The Govan Townscape Heritage Initiative is also backed by Historic Environment Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund and comes on top of a series of investments in the district, most recently a decision by Elderpark Housing Association to convert the former Hill's Trust school to form a new HQ.
Martin Fairley, head of grants for HES, said: “We were pleased to award funding to this project, which aligns well with the economic and regeneration priorities of our CARS programme, and builds on other successes in the area including the Orkney Street Police Station, Pearce Institute and Fairfield Shipyard Offices.”
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