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Tramway plans back on table from Scottish Ballet

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Scottish Ballet has revived plans to move its headquarters to the council-owned Tramway visual arts space in Glasgow.

The dance company, currently located at premises on West Princes Street, was last year forced to cancel its application for multimillion pound capital Lottery funding from the Scottish Arts Council after the visual arts community lobbied vociferously against its £8 million proposals.

A spokesperson for Scottish Ballet said: “After an extensive review of the options available, including a major refurbishment of 261 West Princes Street, the board has concluded that a new headquarters at the Tramway site is the correct way forward for the company.

“The project has developed significantly since last year’s initial proposals and we now have plans that will positively enhance Tramway’s role as a centre of excellence without compromising the existing arts spaces.”

The organisation intends to employ unused sections of the Tramway as rehearsal, workshop and office spaces and introduce new and improved facilities for visiting artists. It has submitted an application to the Scottish Arts Council Lottery Fund and a decision is expected in March.

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