Community Links Scotland

2012 - 2014

Community Links Scotland (CLS) initially supported Belleisle Conservatory Group to take forward their goal of restoring and developing this listed conservatory by procurement of development funding from Investing in Ideas and the Architectural Heritage Fund. We then supported the group to consult with the community, stakeholders, statutory authorities and funders and prepared a brief for architects to develop fabric options for the conservatory. An options study and business plan followed including liaison with Historic Scotland to inform best practice in restoration and available support grants. This then enabled the group to integrate their proposal with a wider project led by South Ayrshire Council for the Belleisle Park regeneration which secured over £2million from Parks for People.

The 1st stage of conservatory restoration is complete and the restored conservatory re-opened in 2016.