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.
- Glasgow City Heritage Trust’s first building grant was for £58,801 to aid the refurbishment of Queens Cross Church, the only church designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh to have been built. The building is category A listed and is the home of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.
- Hutchesons’ Hall, on Glasgow’s Ingram Street, received £100,000 of funding from the Trust for important repairs to the roof and stone works, leadwork renewal and repair to windows and doors.
- The Stewart Memorial Fountain’s restoration included repair of granite, sandstone, marble and bronze features, and the installation of an underground water recycling system. Glasgow City Heritage Trust contributed a grant of £50,000 for the repair, conservation and restoration of the fountain.
- Glasgow City Heritage Trust grant-aided works to the A-listed Argyll Arcade, including the reinstatement of lighting and traditional cast-iron elements, the repair of glazing and the roof, and research into the original colour scheme.
- The Bridgeton Umbrella received a Glasgow City Heritage Trust grant for £50,000 towards its restoration in 2009-10.
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.
Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre was grant-aided £20,000 as part of the 2.1 million restoration project. The B-listed Kelvingrove Bandstand, built in 1924, is the only original one left in Glasgow and is one of only three bandstands with an associated amphitheatre left in Scotland.