Transforming Alexandria

Lomond Galleries

The former Argyll Motor Works is a wonderful building with some great businesses inside. But how can we make more of its untapped potential?

Since the building and forecourt are privately owned, all we can do at this stage is to put forward ideas. For example:

  • More events in the forecourt? For example, historic car shows harking back to its heyday as the Argyll Motor Works, outdoor heritage exhibitions for locals and tourists, or showcasing local businesses with events or popups.

  • New landscaping, recreational space, lightshows and art installations in front of the building and in the empty facade towards Heather Avenue?

  • A new modern extension at the Heather Avenue end of the building for more business space, arts studios or apartments?

The plan and visualisations below offer some ideas of how the Galleries could be enhanced in the future. Please note that these ideas do not necessarily represent the views of the owner.

Lomond Galleries in Alexandria

Lomond Galleries: Part 1

Use the arrows to compare the before / after images of the Main Street in Alexandria.

Lomond Galleries: Proposed changes to Alexandria Town Centre Lomond Galleries: Proposed changes to Alexandria Town Centre
More details to the proposed changed on Lomond Galleries

Consultation comments

As well as scoring each project for its importance, people were given the opportunity to provide other comments to help take each project forward. Below is the summary of the main points for Lomond Galleries project:

  • A beautiful historic asset for the Vale but underused.

  • Great scope to attract visitors and locals for events, arts and so on.

  • Bring back the former car boot sale!

  • Conversion to flats suggested by some people.

  • Some suggest that the Council should step in, others say not.

Please refer to Consultation Report to read individual comments in full.


Wilkie & Rider
Strathleven Financial Services Limited
The Balloon Bar Loch Lomond
W & J Sloans
Natural Dermal Lab Ltd
Vale of Leven Credit Union