Susan O'Connor, Scotland projects adviser for The Prince's Regeneration Trust

BRICK programme featured on STV Glasgow news

Prime-time TV news in Glasgow has focused on The Prince's Regeneration Trust's (PRT's) work in Scotland to support communities trying to save the buildings they love. 

STV Glasgow news interviewed PRT's projects adviser for Scotland, Susan O'Connor, about the BRICK community outreach programme, which held a workshop last week at Maryhill Burgh Halls, as well as our involvement in the rejuvenation of Govanhill Baths in Glasgow.  

The BRICK programme aims to empower communities to save and reuse cherished local buildings and is currently undertaking a three-year roadshow around the country. The workshop at Maryhill Burgh Halls involved a host of community groups from across the region networking, sharing best practice and listening to presentations from experts.

At Govanhill Baths, PRT has been appointed as project manager by community group the Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) to oversee the refurbishment of the Edwardian building, which closed in 2001, as a Health and Wellbeing Centre, incorporating swimming pools, a Turkish Suite and fitness facilities.

In a 10-minute feature, STV Glasgow news spoke to Susan about the high number of heritage buildings in the city and BRICK's work in supporting communities interested in heritage regeneration projects.

They also filmed the BRICK workshop and spoke to participants about the importance of keeping landmark local buildings.

Moving to the baths, which has Scottish Category B listing, there was a further interview with Andrew Johnson, chair of the GBCT, about the project.

Watch the clip here.