CIVIC 215 is a capital development project led by Civic Room that seeks to restore and create a sustainable future for 215 High Street, a former British Linen Bank building, occupied by Civic Room since 2015. This campaign will ensure that the building is preserved for future generations and is removed from the Buildings at Risk Register (BARR ref: 3154). 

Feasibility Study

Image: Historical Drawings of the Building

Civic Room has obtained funding to commission Page\Park Architects to undertake a study on 215 High Street from The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) and Glasgow City Heritage Trust (GCHT). The monies available have funded a condition survey to determine the current state of the building and the level of monies required to address issues, and a supplementary ‘visioning’ study to explore the potential opportunities of redeveloping the building. This report demonstrates that, despite the current condition of the building, 215 High Street is an architectural gem capable of being restored and refurbished for a new use and, as the last remaining historic fragment on this section of the High Street, it is worth retaining as part of a wider urban regeneration, interpretation and contemporary arts strategy. 

View Study and Report Here

Civic 215 Vision Survey

Image: Architects visualisation

CIVIC 215 will transform the historic High Street Linen Bank building into a cultural landmark for future generations. Civic Room is investigating cultural, community and commercial uses of the building to develop a sustainable future for 215 High Street. Our shared vision includes a programme of contemporary art exhibitions and events, an accessible space for community groups and a unique venue for commercial events.

Please take five minutes of your time to complete this short survey. It is vital that we hear from you to understand your needs and your ideas for the future of this important building.  

Complete Survey Here

View Survey Results Here