A GLASGOW venue is set to get a £1.5 million refurbishment. 

SWG3 in the West End has secured £1,531,180 from the Scottish Government, Foundation Scotland, William Grant Foundation, The National Lottery through Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise which will see a purpose built Yarworks studio built. 

The renovation will allow for hundreds of artists to create work and will allow for new youth and student programmes to take place. 

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Andrew Fleming-Brown, Founder and Managing Director of SWG3, said: “SWG3 is absolutely delighted with this funding support.

"Yardworks has been a big part of our arts programme over the past few years and having the opportunity to develop a purpose-built facility to grow the programme will not just benefit the area culturally, but also have wider social and economic impact through the community.”

Paul Burns, Interim Deputy Director of Arts & Engagement at Creative Scotland said: The Yard Works Studio is another significant milestone in the development of SWG3 and importantly to the regeneration of Glasgow’s riverside.

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"Combining a creative hub, quality outdoor exhibitions and public murals in local neighbourhoods, the proposal will bring more art into the streets, improving how local people live, learn, work and play and attracting visitors to the city.

"The redevelopment demonstrates a clear understanding of the role that art, design and creativity can play in community development. Thanks to National Lottery players, we are pleased to be able to support SWG3’s ambitious vision for the space.”