Provan Hall


The Building

Provan Hall, Easterhouse, is actually a group comprising two buildings, whose origins are believed to be in the 16th century, joined by a courtyard and arched screen walls, set within Auchinlea Park. The buildings demonstrate many of the significant architectural developments in Scotland between the late medieval period and early 20th centuries. Provan Hall is Category A listed.

Provan Hall is currently owned by The National Trust for Scotland and managed by Glasgow City Council. The buildings and surrounding parkland are open to the public on a daily basis.

The Project

Provan Hall is in need of a significant degree of repair and enhancement work to secure the condition of the buildings in the long term and also improve the visitor experience of this nationally important asset.

The project also plays an important part in the proposed development of the Seven Lochs Wetland Park which is being led by Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership. Provan Hall will become one of several key ‘gateways’ into the extensive urban wetland park across the North of Glasgow and North Lanarkshire. The repair and enhancement project at Provan Hall is the first step in creating a unique visitor gateway which will consist of improved parkland, a unique group of medieval buildings with associated interpretation and a proposed new-build visitor centre with first class facilities and amenities.

Client

Glasgow City Council, Land and Environmental Services 

Consultants 

(Development Period)
Fiona Sinclair Architect – Conservation Accredited and Lead Architect
Collective Architecture – Masterplanning and Community Engagement
Thomas J Ross Quantity Surveyors – Cost Consultants and Quantity Surveyors
The Structural Partnership – Structural Engineers
Mabbett – Environmental and Services Engineers

Partners

The National Trust for Scotland
The Friends of Provan Hall
Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network

Main Contractor

None appointed to date.

Project Costs

Provan Hall Project Cost – £1.89m
Seven Lochs Wetland Park Total Project Cost – £6.82m

Current Situation

Following completion of an Options Appraisal in 2005 and a series of further investigative studies, led by consultant Jones Lang Lasalle, in 2009, GBPT have assisted Glasgow City Council with the development of the project as part of the wider Seven Lochs Wetland Park project.

GBPT are delighted to see that the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership have been awarded £4.46m from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create Scotland’s largest urban nature park, spanning the Glasgow City and North Lanarkshire boundary.

Taking its name from the lochs in the area, the Seven Lochs Wetland Park is a ground-breaking project which will bring together built heritage, such as Provan Hall in Easterhouse, Drumpellier Country Park in Coatbridge, various archaeological sites and five nature reserves to create a national visitor destination encouraging people to explore the ‘hidden’ heritage within its boundaries.

Improved visitor facilities are planned to create gateways to the park as well as the restoration of Provan Hall – one of Glasgow’s oldest buildings. Walking and cycling routes will link the gateway sites and a range of activities introduced for people to enjoy and learn about the area’s heritage.