£1.8 million is biggest single cash boost to date
August 6 2009
TWO housing associations involved in the ambitious regeneration of a historic Glasgow landmark are celebrating after another bumper cash windfall.
Maryhill and Cube Housing Associations have welcomed the news that Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust has secured a massive £1.8 million putting the restoration campaign within touching distance of the £9.2 million needed to bring the halls back to life.
The remarkable boost has come from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Regeneration Fund and is hard on the heels of other large funding announcements obtained within the last year.
Work is scheduled to start on site within the next 3 months on the project to reinvigorate one of the city’s best loved buildings and turn it into a vital 21 century community asset.
Welcoming the latest funding, Billy McAllister, Chair of the Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, said: “This is the best news yet and the biggest financial contribution to our work. We are absolutely delighted.”
Once restored, the Halls will recapture the splendid historic beauty of this treasured building.
It will be developed into a modern public hall, cafe, 11 offices, a commercial and a community recording studio, a nursery, meeting rooms and courtyard garden.
The regeneration project is being overseen by the Board of Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, which comprises of people living or working within the local community and 3 key partner organisations - the two housing associations and Glasgow City Council.
Willy Briody, Director of Maryhill Housing Association, added: “The £1.8 million is yet another piece of good news for this highly successful campaign by the Trust. It brings the restored halls a step closer and that is great news for the Maryhill community.”
Lynn McCulloch, Chief Executive of Cube Housing Association said: “Cube’s ambition for the Halls has never wavered and with this fantastic support we are confident that Maryhill people will be enjoying them again soon.”
News release issued by Ross Wilson Public Relations www.rosswilsonpr.com on behalf of Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust.
Further information from Ross Wilson on 07768 280021.