ONE of Glasgow’s top visitor attractions will be given a new lease of life through £2.9 million worth of funding.
Glasgow Science Centre will receive the funding to improve existing facilities and exhibition spaces, and to develop a community based learning programme.
The money will go towards transforming the exterior of the centre by the Clyde at its Pacific Quay location.
On the Quay, a new outdoor learning space filled with exhibits, seating and sculptures along the Clydeside with the aim of bringing the fun of GSC outdoors, will be added.
Awarded through the Inspiring Science Fund – a partnership between the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Wellcome Trust – it is the biggest single investment in GSC since it opened in 2001.
The money will fund GSC’s Connect project that will deliver a range of new interactions and experiences to make the centre more attractive and accessible to a wider and more diverse audience and develop relevant STEM engagement programmes.
A new exhibition gallery “Explore!” will be added to the main atrium space and ground floor area of the Science Centre.
Science Minister Sam Gyimah added: “We want to bring the wonders of science to as wide an audience as possible and that’s why it is at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy.
“Today’s investment will help inspire people from across the country to learn about the truly amazing benefits that science and technology has on all our lives.”
Over the next few months, the team at GSC will work with stakeholders to source the match funding required as part of the Inspiring Science Fund and plan the implementation phase of Connect. Visitors will start to see changes from spring 2019 with the addition of the Changing Places Toilet.
Source: Evening Times