THE £1.4m construction contract for a new Artists Centre at Peaton Hill, on the Rosneath Peninsula in Argyll and Bute has been awarded by Cove Park to Clark Contracts.
The new centre, designed by architects Cameron Webster, will support Cove Park’s programme of artist residencies and public events, with spaces for workshops and performances and comfortable communal space for visitors.
Works have started on site, with the demolition of the previous centre, in preparation for the construction of the new single storey building. When completed next spring, it will comprise two accommodation units and two studios.
Chair of Cove Park’s board, Dame Seona Reid said, “This is an exciting time for Cove Park. The new building will offer facilities for artists and the public that will enhance our growing international reputation as a centre of excellence for the arts.”
Michael Scanlan, director, Clark Contracts, added, “We look forward to working with Cove Park to deliver this important project.”
The project is being funded by Creative Scotland and a number of trusts and individuals, including major awards from the Robertson and Monument Trusts.