The Heritage Lottery Fund recently announced the success of a Round One application, including £250,000 of development funding, for the Seven Lochs Heritage Project, of which Provan Hall is a key part. The restored Provan Hall, one of Glasgow’s oldest buildings, will become a principle ‘gateway’ into Scotland’s largest urban nature park encompassing a vast network of natural and built heritage across the North of Glasgow and North Lanarkshire. This development funding from the HLF is a significant step forward towards achieving the vision.
GBPT have been working with Glasgow City Council (Land & Environmental Services), Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership and the Friends of Provan Hall over several years to develop plans for the repair and enhancement of the Category A listed buildings in Auchinlea Park, Easterhouse. Provan Hall is actually a group comprising two buildings, whose origins are believed to be in the 16th century, joined by a setted courtyard and arched screen wall, which site at the centre of Auchinlea Park. The buildings demonstrate many of the significant architectural developments in Scotland between the late medieval period and early 20th centuries.
GBPT will assist LES to deliver the conservation repairs and enhancements required which include roof repairs, masonry repairs, repair and renewal of windows, internal repair and redecoration, courtyard improvements, renewal of services and improved visitor facilities and interpretation. These repairs are necessary to improve and protect the fabric of buildings but they also form part of a wider objective to give the buildings a long-term, sustainable future by enhancing their presentation, interpretation and facilities for the visiting public. A Community Management Trust, which is currently in the early stages of being established, will manage the buildings and parkland in the long term.