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Historic stables set for new life

Lambhill Stables
Lambhill Stables will undergo a 1.5m refurbishment

A derelict 150-year-old stable complex in Glasgow is to be given new life as a training facility for people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

The 1.5m project will see a viewing tower and conference, workshop and office space installed at Lambhill Stables, in the north of the city

The building will be heated by biomass, supplemented by solar and wind power.

The stables were built in 1856 and housed horses which pulled barges along the Forth and Clyde Canals.

Dorothy Robertson, of Robinson Low Francis, the quantity surveyors on the project, said: "Lambhill Stables has played a key role in the development of Scotland's canal system and is an important Glasgow landmark.

"We are delighted to help bring the building back to life, whilst making maximum use of sustainable materials and modern energy management systems."

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