Green light for cash to help restore medieval Glasgow hall

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Photo: Colin Mearns

It is one of Glasgow’s oldest buildings and has stood proudly at its site since the 15th century.

Now Provan Hall, in Auchinlea Park, Easterhouse, is going to be repaired as part of a multi-million pound project after being “identified as a key gateway access point to the Seven Lochs Wetland Park”.

Glasgow City Council has granted permission for renovations to be carried out, including repairing the fabric of the building, re-surfacing the courtyard and forming a new welcome hub and office.

Work on the category A-listed building will be funded by £4.5 million received by the Seven Lochs Heritage Project from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2016.

Additional funding will be provided by Historic Environment Scotland’s repair grant programme.

The hall is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and leased to Glasgow City Council.

“Upon completion of the restoration project, the building will be managed by the Provan Hall Community Management Trust, under a sub-lease from the council,” a planning report submitted by applicant LDN Architects LLP reveals.

“Its primary function will remain as a visitor attraction and community facility, with necessary enhancements to create a high quality offering with better facilities. Investing in the visitor experience and community engagement at Provan Hall will enable the building to fulfill its potential as a visitor attraction, and ensure that it is protected into the future.

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