SWG3 has teamed up with Nordoff and Robbins to bring music therapy sessions to the West End of Glasgow.
The service will be based in one of the railway archways that line Eastvale Place by the Clydeside Expressway.
Nordoff and Robbins helps people to connect and communicate through music, helping those with conditions such as dementia or acquired brain injuries to break through the barriers that can cause social isolation.
Its new home will help the charity to meet the ever-increasing demand for its services in Glasgow.
The partnership is another key development in what SWG3 says is its ambitious masterplan to reshape the venue and the surrounding areas into a unique, world-class cultural destination.
The UK’s largest music therapy charity will be the newest residents on Eastvale Place, following the arrival of speciality coffee roaster and cafe, Papercup, and Scottish travel and adventure accessories brand, Trakke.
Together, they join some of Glasgow’s favourite independent companies and entrepreneurs, including Niche Optical Tailor, Cottonrake Bakery, Ruby Flowers and Frame Werk framers.
Andrew Fleming-Brown, MD of SWG3, said: “We are delighted to partner with Nordoff and Robbins to deliver music therapy sessions out of Eastvale Place that will have a hugely beneficial impact for many people in our community.
It’s incredibly encouraging that our Glasgow Open Access service is starting up again after three years of being paused due to COVID, and we look forward to helping even more people in the area to express themselves and find connection in society through the power of music.
“This partnership underscores the latest phase in our innovative, long-term strategic plan to transform the entire SWG3 campus into an iconic new cultural destination for Scotland.”
Sandra Schembri, CEO, Nordoff and Robbins, said: "We take great pride in partnering with SWG3 to offer Nordoff and Robbins music therapy sessions at this thriving, vibrant and dynamic venue.
“It’s incredibly encouraging that our Glasgow Open Access service is starting up again after three years of being paused due to COVID, and we look forward to helping even more people in the area to express themselves and find connection in society through the power of music.”