Funding approved for next phase of Govan regeneration
Glasgow City Council has approved funding to proceed with the next stage of a regeneration scheme in Govan.
The Govan Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) project aims to improve the conditions and attractiveness of the region’s built historic environment, as well as encouraging better opportunities.
Funding for the second phase of the development has now been approved, which will bring an estimated £6.8 million to the local area.
The decision follows a recent Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £1.7m from its Townscape Heritage Programme and £1m from Historic Environment Scotland’s Conservation Area Renewal Scheme.
The funding will be matched with £1.3m from the council, along with property owners’ contributions.
The second phase will be carried out over the next five years. Specific targets include:
Council leader Frank McAveety said: “I am delighted to see the next steps in the regeneration of Govan being taken. We are very grateful for the support of our funding partners Historic Environment Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund. This support will allow us to work with partner organisations in Govan to use the area’s fantastic cultural and industrial heritage to continue and complete the regeneration the area has seen in recent years. With City Deal funding also coming to help transform the area, the future is bright for Govan.”