Civic Structures & Public Buildings
Since the Trust’s inception in 2007, we have grant-aided some of Glasgow’s most well known and well loved buildings including Hutchison’s Hall, The Mackintosh Church at Queens Cross, The Britannia Panopticon and Argyll Arcade. Recent Projects include:
- The Britannia Panopticon is one of the finest surviving early music halls in the world. The magnificent A-listed building has recently undergone a series of repair and restoration works including repair of stonework and replacement of windows on gable end, grant-aided £70,000 by Glasgow City Heritage Trust in a joint funding partnership with the Merchant City THI & private sector investment.
- King Street Studios is the new studio space for WASPS, due to open later this year to provide much-needed affordable studio space for artists and creative industries in the city. Glasgow City Heritage Trust has grant-aided replacement and refurbishment of 458 windows in the building, at a total grant of £45,000. Total funding for this project has come from a partnership between GCHT, Creative Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, ERDF, Scottish Investment Fund and the Merchant City THI.
The unique architectural character of Glasgow is, of course, not only due to our grand civic structures, municipal buildings and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but equally to the historic homes that many of the city’s inhabitants live in including the traditional tenements. Much of our grant-funding goes towards repair, reinstatement and conservation works to these important buildings.