FUNDING For Work On Iconic Glasgow Crane Included In £5Million Clyde Mission Boost To City

23 January, 2021 | Listed / Historic Buildings

CLYDE Mission funding totalling £5million to has been awarded to Glasgow projects including money for urgent repairs to the Finnieston Crane.

The Clyde Mission aims to use the Clyde to drive sustainable and inclusive growth for the city, the region and Scotland and is led by the Scottish Government.

Just over £450,000 will go towards structural repairs required to ensure the safety of the Finnieston Crane.

This will allow the Big Cran Co initiative to use the crane for community-led activities in the future.

Funding of £1,850,000 has been approved for infrastructure works at the SWG3 venue in Yorkhill to redevelop community space including a garden and growing space, workspaces for artists and creative businesses, and a new creative thoroughfare linking regeneration routes through Govan, Partick, Finnieston and Yorkhill.

Enabling works will be carried out at Water Row, Govan with almost £2million to support the delivery of phase one of the masterplan which will result in the transformation of the waterfront site.

Funding of £200,000 will pay for improvements to 16 shopfronts in Govan town centre with a focus on Burleigh Street and Harmony Row.

And Govan Heritage Trust has been awarded £463,000 to deliver a 200-kilowatt river source heat pump providing heating to the A-listed Govan Old former church, which is being developed for business and community use.

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