Community Links Scotland

2014 - present

Community Links Scotland (CLS) prepared a business plan for Spire View Housing Association, working in close liaison with MSAT Architects, to support the creation of a new, flexible community-based centre. The proposal retains a 150 year old building facade overlooking a stunning city location, while providing a future proofed flexible community centre for existing and new groups, to improve the social, economic and health profile of Royston. The business plan outlined options for the proposed development and identified potential grant support from a range of sources to cover the capital costs and professional fees of the build, as well as to contribute towards running costs over the initial 5 years of operation.

Working with the client, CLS have since secured more than £2m from the Scottish Community Regeneration Grant Fund, Big Lottery, Clothworkers’ Foundation and a variety of smaller Trusts. The build commenced on site in Spring 2018.