With a 30 year lease now in place The Pipe Factory is delighted to announce that work is starting on the first phase of the development, to make extensive repairs and replacements to both the buildings roof and windows. Following a £360,000 capital grant from both Glasgow City Council and Glasgow City Heritage Trust, with bridging finance awarded by The Architectural Heritage Fund, the proceeds are being used to make the building wind and watertight with a view to removing the Grade B listed building from the Buildings at Risk Register.
We have worked extensively with our design team 40 Osbourne (a combination of INCH and Marc Kilkenny Architecture), Armours (quantity surveyors) and Design ID (structural engineers) over the last few months to bring the plans to fruition. The contract work will be primarily carried out by both Archibald McCorquodale & Son Ltd and Timber and Lime Conservation Ltd in regards to the roof and windows respectively.
To enable the works to take place we made the decision to temporarily relocate our studios to a space within the newly established community enterprise Dream Machine/ On The Corner. They have kindly been hosting us whilst we await the completion of the first phase of building works for a prospective re-entry in early April 2016.
A new five-strong voluntary programming committee was appointed at the end of last year who are looking to re-establish a programme of events, exhibitions and residencies once we have moved back in. If your have any proposals or would like to get in touch please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org