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Scottish Charity Granted Planning Consent for Proposed Helensburgh Community Arts & Digital Entertainment Centre Site

Helensburgh Heroes is delighted to announce that Argyll & Bute Council has today granted change of use planning consent for the premises at 19 George Street, Helensburgh, the site of the Scottish Charity’s proposed Community Arts and Entertainment Centre.

Helensburgh, United Kingdom, May 29, 2011 --( Originally a Victorian industrial warehouse and yard, the Charity plans to convert the building into a three story multipurpose Arts and Entertainment centre that will include two digital cinema/event auditoriums, a Helensburgh themed 50s style diner, a Wi-Fi enabled chill out area and an area for arts and exhibitions.

Included within the fabric of the building will be a ‘Hall of Fame’, which will combine various elements of the Centre with memorabilia and displays to celebrate the lives of the local men and women who have real connections with the area, and have contributed so greatly to society. Included within the 100 inductees are ‘Father of Television’ John Logie Baird, Hollywood stars Deborah Kerr and Jack Buchanan, authors WH Auden and Neil Munro and members of the Glasgow Boys and Girls Arts movement.

A spokesman for Helensburgh Heroes stated: “The granting of the planning consent represents our first major project milestone and we are naturally delighted with the decision.

“The Helensburgh Heroes’ Board would like to thank everyone who took the time to formally submit their comments during the application process and would like to especially acknowledge the tremendous efforts of both Organic Architects and MH Planning Associates on the Charity’s behalf.

“The granting of this planning consent ensures that we can now enter both the detailed design and financing phases of the project on schedule, and we remain confident that we will achieve a late 2012 opening.”

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Phil Worms
+44 07906 008064

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