The completion date of a £4m upgrade on Glasgow's Briggait has been released.

As the Glasgow Times reported last year, a refurbishment of rundown parts of Glasgow’s A-listed Briggait Clydeside Halls was given the green light.

This was to create a new market and event space.

Now, the finishing date for the £4m project has been revealed to be this summer.

Workshop and Artists Studio Provision Scotland Ltd (Wasps), who is the manager of the building since 2010, is converting the space into "affordable studio facilities for artists, makers, creative industries, social enterprises and charities".   

The work is also set to restore two market halls – added in 1899 and 1904 – that have been derelict for decades.

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Glasgow Times: The building in current formThe building in current form (Image: Wasps)

Glasgow Times: Proposed planProposed plan (Image: Wasps)

Overall, the upgrade is to transform 1,200 sq m of unused space into an exciting riverside destination for events, food and drink, markets, performances and exhibitions.

According to the charity, the Briggait Clydeside Market Halls will return the oldest surviving collection of market halls in Scotland to public use for the first time in 50 years.

There will also be three new business opportunities available, including a cafe, a corner unit and a riverside frontage.

Audrey Carlin, chief executive officer, said: “The Briggait is already established as a vibrant hub for the arts and the completion of this project will reinforce its position as a cornerstone in Glasgow’s cultural landscape.

"We look forward to welcoming you to this amazing building”