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Plan to regenerate 2 Queen’s Crescent

Visibility Scotland is pleased to announce an ambitious plan to regenerate 2 Queen’s Crescent, our current home in Glasgow. This exciting plan will see the building transformed in to a dual purpose space encompassing both a Centre of Excellence for Visual Impairment and a vibrant, accessible community space for local residents and organisations.

2 Queen’s Crescent is a B-listed building, designed by John Bryce and built in 1840. It has been home to Visibility Scotland since the early 90’s.

We want to bring this important but under-utilised building back into productive community use by creating an accessible and inspiring inter-generational space that merges support for people living with a visual impairment with facilities and services for the whole of the Woodlands and Woodside community.

We are delighted to have been awarded a grant of £10,000 from the Architectural Heritage Fund to carry out a feasibility study. This is the first step towards achieving our vision for the future of 2 Queen’s Crescent.

The project will serve as a blueprint for preserving and upgrading a heritage building into an accessible, sustainable, energy efficient, learning and community space.

Laura Walker, Chief Executive of Visibility Scotland, said:

“Visibility Scotland’s vision is to develop a fully accessible building, which opens its doors to the local community. Our building, if regenerated, will provide a community space that will nurture inclusiveness and diversity. The building will become a landmark centre for people living with a visual impairment, their families and carers in Scotland.

We want to hear from local people and the visual impairment community about what our B-listed building could provide you. Let’s collectively invest in our old historical buildings and build a strong local and national community together.”

We are very excited about the future for our building and we hope you will be too. Although 2 Queen’s Crescent is our building it is your building too; we will be providing opportunities for both the local community of Woodlands and Woodside, and the visually impaired community across Glasgow (and beyond) to feed in to our plans for redeveloping the building. We want to hear your views to help us shape our plans to ensure they meet your needs.

Further information on how to get involved will be shared via our website, social media channels and newsletter. You can also contact us on 0141 332 4632 or email building@nullvisibilityscotland.org.uk for further information.

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Written by: Natasha Johnston

Posted on the: August 18, 2021
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