Clark Contracts marks major milestone on Briggait refurbishment

Clark Contracts marks major milestone on Briggait refurbishment

Clark Contracts has completed the installation of the rooflights within the 1889 Hall at The Briggait Clydeside Market Halls, as part of the major refurbishment of the Category A listed building for Wasps Studios.

The milestone has been marked by visits from the Glasgow City Council senior management team, Scottish Greens co-leader and MSP for Glasgow, Patrick Harvie, Scottish Labour MP, Paul Sweeney and SNP MP, Alison Thewliss, who were given a tour of the site.

The project was also visited by master’s students and lecturers from the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Construction Technology and BIM course. During this visit, the project’s M&E Consultant, Rybka, delivered a talk on the conservation strategy and the integration of building services within this historic building.

Clark Contracts is currently completing a £4.2 million refurbishment of the 150-year-old building to safeguard the roof of the 1899 and 1904 Market Halls, repair ageing floors and walls, and install new toilet facilities, a new entrance, a café, and a reception facing onto Clyde Street.

The halls are being brought back to public use, allowing communities and visitors to take advantage of the full complement of spaces and activities in the building for many years to come.

The project has received funding from Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, the Architectural Heritage Fund, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund and Avondale.

Michael Scanlan, director at Clark Contracts, added: “We are delighted to be involved in this project and breathe life back into The Briggait Clydeside Market Halls for the people of Glasgow to enjoy.”

Audrey Carlin, chief executive Officer at Wasps, said “This is a significant milestone in Wasps journey to reopen these magnificent halls to the public for the first time in 50 years.

Once complete, the Clydeside Market Halls will provide a unique cultural and heritage offer in Glasgow City Centre, with regular markets, events and food and drink offers.”

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