An ambitious £2.58m plan to develop Kilmardinny House into a wedding, conference and arts centre has been granted planning permission by East Dunbartonshire Council.
The creation of a new garden pavilion extension will provide a modern, flexible space and enhance the venue as a centre for local arts, performance and community groups. It will also create a modern, flexible space that can be used for a range of activities including performances, exhibitions, conferences and weddings.
The existing popular Grade A listed house will be refurbished, both inside and out, including redecoration and some repairs to external stonework and windows.
Councillor Alan Moir, Convener of the Council’s Development & Regeneration Committee, said: “This is great news for East Dunbartonshire. Kilmardinny House is a well-established and much loved local asset that is well used by many groups and organisations. I am delighted this very exciting project will go ahead and we look forward to seeing it take shape in the coming months.”
Councillor Anne Jarvis, Chair of EDLC Trust added: “This exciting project promises to breathe new life into Kilmardinny House as a venue of choice for the 21st century. It has a special place in people’s hearts and I am sure this development project will mean that remains the case for many years to come.”