THE infamous melting roof of the Glasgow Science Centre will be replaced in a £5.5m facelift. 

Money will be spent replacing the roof, which is notorious for its black tar waterproof membrane leaking in the heat, to deal with the city's climate. 

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Glasgow Times: The Glasgow Science Centre's roof prior to renovation The Glasgow Science Centre's roof prior to renovation

The entire Pacific Quay building is undergoing a makeover, with external works set to start this month.

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Due to excessive heat build-up over prolonged periods of hot weather, the venue’s roof has seen its existing waterproof coating gradually melt away which resulted in black tar staining the titanium shingle roof.

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The works will involve replacing the current shingles with new stainless-steel plates, new insulation and a more heat resistant waterproof membrane. The roof will retain its distinctive look but it is hoped to be more robust in dealing with the ever-changing Glasgow climate.

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Scottish Enterprise is funding the renovation works, which are designed to make the centre more eco-friendly as well as cleaner and brighter. 

Dr Stephen Breslin, chief executive of Glasgow Science Centre said: "In the lead up to Glasgow hosting COP26, we want to lead by example in tackling climate change and are working towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.”