Former Rubber Factory in Edinburgh to Become $15 Million Art Center

A former rubber factory in Edinburgh will be turned into the capital’s newest arts center, reports Brian Ferguson for The Scotsman. $10 million worth of funding has been secured for the project with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative Scotland.

Eight thousand people were once employed at the North British Rubber Factory—the site where Britain’s first traffic cones were produced. “This new facility will enable the organization to build on this reputation by creating a state-of-the art building which will be a more visible, accessible, facility appropriate to their needs and aspirations for the twenty-first century,” said Iain Munro, deputy chief executive of Creative Scotland. The project will cost fifteen million dollars in all and is set to be finished by 2018.