Malcolm Fraser Architects has started on site with its proposals for a new home for the Scottish Ballet in central Glasgow.
The £11 million project will create a 'multi-arts' production and presentation centre by building on an unused part of the city's Tramway arts venue site.
The plans also propose the renovation of existing parts of the Tramway buildings.
The first phase of the construction is the demolition of the derelict end of the complex, which consists of old stables that have been disused for years and have been judged unsuitable for renovation.
The scheme will include three studios, space for the maintenance, preparation and storage of wardrobe, sets and lighting, a new education centre and a dedicated studio for the independent sector.
The project is due for completion in late 2008.by Ed Dorrell