Govanhill 'People's Pantry' to eliminate food bank stigma
August 24 2021
The community-run shop will provide subsidised quality food to members and reduce reliance on food banks with produce supplied by a food redistribution charity and other sources.
Led by Hall Black Douglas with historic building specialists Alastair Coey Architects with Cook Creative and Arup the work entails demolition of a section of concrete floor slab and internal walls to create one single volume. A new entrance lobby will usher people into the industrial space which will retain historic tiling, exposed concrete floors and brick walls, all brightly lit by pitched roof lights.
In a statement of intent, the Trust wrote: "Phase 2A (The People's Pantry) is entered via a glazed screen intended to provide animation to the entrance lobby with the space read as a singular volume. A service zone, located to the rear, contains a staff area, storage and WC, which is proposed as an armature set within the space to facilitate legibility.
"Existing internal finishes are retained ‘as found’, where possible with a new floor finished in an exposed and polished screed. Original arched windows and lead-cloaked roof light, proposed as part of Phase 1B, provide a high level of daylight."
A further phase of work, subject to a future application, will deliver a theatre, art workshop and interpretation museum within the remainder of the building.
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