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Construction begins at £6.1m David Livingstone Centre revamp

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August 6 2018

Construction begins at £6.1m David Livingstone Centre revamp

Clark Contracts have moved on-site for a £6.1m renovation of Blantyre’s David Livingstone Centre to improve the visitor experience and better communicate the story of how an impoverished mill worker rose to become a British hero.

The cash will go towards a full revitalisation of the 11-hectare Station Road, including the original tenement in which Livingstone was born and raised, to form a new exhibition, upgraded facilities, a café and shop.

Dr Isabel Bruce, chair of The David Livingstone Trust, remarked:  “The Trust welcomes the appointment of Clark Contracts Ltd. as main contractor and looks forward to work progressing swiftly on this important project to re-ignite the powerful story of David Livingstone for new generations and further strengthen the worldwide connections that Livingstone, his principles and legacy have inspired locally and globally.

“Once complete, the Centre will become a key resource for learning about his heritage and his far-reaching impact in science, health, exploration, faith and humanitarian endeavour.”

Refurbishment work is to be undertaken by Hoskins Architects and ERZ.

2 Comments

A Local Pleb
#1 Posted by A Local Pleb on 7 Aug 2018 at 13:06 PM
I look forward to seeing the outcome of this work!
Sven
#2 Posted by Sven on 8 Aug 2018 at 11:44 AM
What is interesting is that where the render/harling has been removed that the building appears to be brick built rather than stone. I always assumed buildings of that age in Scotland were all stone.

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