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Doors Open Day

Doors Open Day

This weekend, 15 & 16 September 2012, Glasgow will be hosting its great "Doors Open Day", a weekend festival allowing the public access to one hundred or so beautiful Glasgow buildings.  This event is run by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, a client of Burness, to celebrate and promote the fantastic buildings in the Glasgow area.

Burness has a long history of involvement with a substantial number of these buildings which, in the 1980s and 1990s, were very often derelict and have now been brought into use.

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust started the ball rolling many years ago by renovating the Merchant's House in Miller Street.

The jewel in the crown this year must be Maryhill Burgh Hall.  The Maryhill Burgh Hall Trust acquired the Hall from the Council, with the help of Burness, and has turned it into an award winning regeneration project, with a hall and events space, café, nursery, offices and studios fit for the 21st century, with beautiful stained glass.  Even the rafters in the loft have artistic carved features.

Lambhill Stables has been beautifully and lovingly renovated into a community space, again with legal help from Burness.

These are the two of the most recent projects in the City.

Burness has also been recently involved in the Orkney Street Enterprise Centre, initially the Govan Town Hall and then a police and fire station, now a community space.  There is also the Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.  While famous for its Cupola, it contains a maple dance floor taken from the Empire Exhibition of 1938.

There are walking tours also, and it will be a great weekend of fun for those who love Glasgow's buildings.

Lionel Most
Partner

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