Three-pronged attack to accelerate regeneration in Laurieston, Govan & Milton
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June 4 2020
Glasgow City Council is to proceed with a trio of community focussed projects in disadvantaged districts after receiving £2.75m in funding from the Scottish Government's Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).
The largest project to benefit is a scheme by IDP Architects and Network Rail to repurpose redundant railway arches in Laurieston as a mixed commercial and community space. In all close to £1m will be allocated to the £4m project amid heavy ongoing regeneration of the surrounding area.
Further out two community centres at Elderpark in Govan and Milton will also benefit from the cash injection, with the council currently working on in-house designs for both.
At Elderpark Library a conservation-accredited architect will be appointed to help oversee a £1.3m transformation of the A-listed building into a community space, delivered in partnership between Glasgow Life and Elderpark Housing Association. In total £950k of RCGF funding has been allocated to the scheme which directly supersedes plans by Mast Architects to create a new build community centre on Elderpark Street on the site of an existing pre-fab building - hich had been reliant on National Lottery funding.
Over on the other side of the city, the £2.2m Milton Family & Community Centre will be delivered by the council's DRS project management and design section on behalf of North United Communities after securing an £800k grant.
Councillor Kenny McLean commented: “These three projects will play an important role in their communities, providing a focus and contributing to the local economy and the regeneration of the areas. The acceptance of this RCGF support means a key part of project funding has been secured, and these communities can look forward to the development of these projects.”
Both community centres are scheduled to be on-site by the autumn, global events permitting.
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