St Luke’s Refurbishment wins at SAQP Awards 2016

We were delighted to see that the refurbishment of the historic St Luke’s building in Bain Square near the Gallowgate has won an award in the Place category of The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning in November 2016. GCHT provided a grant of £200k towards the refurbishment of the building, which had lain vacant for a number of years; while the wider project also included public realm works in Bain Square. The project also received grants from the Scottish Government Town Centre Regeneration funds.


The judges said they:

“felt the developers, along with the Council, had tackled a site within an area which, whilst renowned for intense community spirit, needed improvement to bring respect and worth back into the local area. The Church now operates as a successful business which attracts new people into the area…

…Quite simply the “neighbours were now proud of their new place”.”

The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning is one of the Government’s most prestigious events.  It celebrates achievements in planning, right from the detail of processing through to the bigger picture of creating places. The Place Category celebrates innovation in any architectural building or place.

St Luke's, 2016
GCHT Trustees on site in 2015