A former three storey Victorian railway warehouse and goods yard in central Helensburgh will become the Heroes Centre.
The cathedral like space provided by the building will create an environment conducive to creativity, support and learning.
The £2 million Heroes Centre will operate throughout the year, will provide a fully functioning digital education facility, designed to nurture content creators of all ages and equip them with the ‘new media skills’ required for online broadcast and video.
In addition to the education space, the Centre will also contain two high tech auditoriums – capable of showing the latest in digital film and entertainment – and a Helensburgh themed ‘50s diner to be enjoyed by the local community.
The common areas of the centre will form a dynamic space to house a growing collection of 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.
The use of these icons will underpin the central themes of the Centre: aspiration and inspiration.
Planning permission has been granted and now the project team is tasked with bringing this facility off the drawing board.