Today weve chosen a selection of buildings and talks that reflect the on going, city wide conservation and restoration process.
J.J. Burnetts modest yet graceful chapel was transformed in 2011, after three years of funding, into the Calman Cancer Support Centre. Conservation and repair of original features, including the stained glass, wood panelling and choir stalls, was carefully undertaken so as to create a calm and tranquil atmosphere for the support centre.
A vigorous campaign has been underway since January 2001 to re-open this community facility as Govanhills original steamie. Following a 5-year 3-phased programme of development, The Wellbeing Centre will compose of three swimming pools, a gymnasium, garden growing areas, sauna and Turkish baths suite, an arts space, event hall and community cafe. Celebrating its centenary year, come along and experience this community hubs Edwardian beginnings and its continued campaign to be restored.
If youre interested in the regeneration process, Susan Hanlin will discuss the behind the scenes projects that invest in the historic built environment. The talk will look at how regeneration can stimulate wider social and economic regeneration.
This talk will focus on the practical process of conservation. Ruth Davies, Architectural pattern maker and wood carver, presents an intreguing talk on the creation of the replica Glasgow Coat of Arms.
Restoration of Glasgows urban heritage is a constant process, the inevitable ageing of buildings is now increasingly being exacerbated by volatile weather linked to global warming. Dr Ewan Hyslop will describe how this will impact on conservation effort and outline approaches to improve resilience in order to safeguard historic assets for the future.