Details unveiled to regenerate Glasgow’s Meat Market sheds

Details unveiled to regenerate Glasgow’s Meat Market sheds

A sports hub, an enterprise centre and an upcycling centre are part of a mixed-use plan that could breathe new life into the historic Meat Market sheds in Glasgow’s East End.

The Meat Market Regeneration Community Interest Company has drawn up proposals that would be created under or beside the B-listed sheds.

The plans include: 

  • A sports hub building (approx 1,747 sq metres) with badminton hall
  • Padel tennis courts (approx 1,809 sq metres)
  • Bar bistro (approx 310 sq metres) and events space
  • An enterprise centre (approx 184 sq metres) with meeting and co-working space
  • An up-cycling centre (approx 407 sq metres) with workshop and showrooms

The proposals make up phase three of a project to restore and repurpose the derelict sheds and vacant land around them, which are the subject of 25-year community lease.

Details unveiled to regenerate Glasgow’s Meat Market sheds

Phase one is a linear park across the site and phase two involves selective demolition and refurbishment of the sheds. Meanwhile, hundreds of flats for mid-market and social rent are being built on land elsewhere on the site and on neighbouring land.

A design statement submitted to Glasgow City Council by MAST Architects outlines: “Proposals include repair and refurbishment of historic Category B Listed boundary walls and gates, and associated roads access, parking and landscaping.

“The proposal is to conserve and renovate the category B listed Glasgow Meat Market shed structures into a multi-purpose but unified site in the heart of the East End of Glasgow.

“The renovated and re-imagined space will provide a new sports hub providing the future home of a number of multi sports facilities and the base for a national sporting organisation, on site provision, accessible to the local community, for Padel Tennis, create one of a network of new circular economy recycling re-use hubs, a bar/bistro facility and covered open multipurpose events space under the canopy of the refurbished shed structures.

Details unveiled to regenerate Glasgow’s Meat Market sheds

“At the centre of this will be a modest enterprise and training space that will place learning and entrepreneurship at the heart of the project whilst the history, heritage and local cultural importance of the site will be captured by new heritage resources available on the site and online.

“Through a future phase and from a separate building, an active travel hub will be part of the wider vision and embedded in this unified vision for the site.

“In the heart of the East End of Glasgow surrounded by established communities, beside the emerging new mid-market housing development and opposite Bellgrove train station, an integral hub on Glasgow City Council’s developing City Metro Strategy, this will invest in an important heritage asset and create significant
economic impact in an area of relative deprivation.”

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