Over the Easter break, the rowing clubs emptied the boat bays of the West Boathouse to enable extensive and disruptive surveys to be undertaken. Whilst some trial pits had been opened up in December 2015, it was important to inspect as much of the timber substructure as possible so that consultants could fully understand the nature and condition of the structure.
The development period work and activity is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Architectural Heritage Fund, Glasgow City Council, William Grant Foundation, a private donation, the Spirit of Calton fund and 197 donations through the MyPark Scotland public appeal.
We have prepared a video with Steve Wood explaining the timber substructure
Information collected from all survey work will inform the strategy for the sensitive repair and adaptation of the building. The provisional costs for the substructure of the building are significant and this survey work helps to clarify and confirm anticipated costs and thereby reducing risks to the project.
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