THI Projects

Govan Cross THI would love to repair and restore every historic building in central Govan, however it simply isn’t possible. Therefore, in order to make best use of the available funds, we had to determine what buildings should be prioritised for grant funding.

Together with our funders we identified four buildings and two structures, alongside a number of shopfronts. These buildings were chosen according to their architectural significance and level of need and are concentrated around Govan Cross, the historic heart of Govan, in order to maximise impact. We call these our ‘Priority Projects’. They are:

Public Space Improvements – Phase 3

Here comes the third, and probably final, phase of major public space improvements at Govan Cross. This time it’s the streets and spaces at the Pearce Institute, the entrance to Govan Old, the gushet with the Sir William Pearce Statue, … Continued

Public Realm Improvements – Phase 1

On 1st June 2011 an opening ceremony took place to celebrate the completion of the first stage of public realm Improvements at Govan Cross. The works were carried out as part of Central Govan Action Plan alongside similar improvement work … Continued

The Pearce Institute

The Pearce Institute (known locally as the PI) is one of the most important buildings in Govan and its repair and restoration was one of the top priorities of Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative. Designed by Sir Rowand Anderson and completed … Continued

1 Water Row

Number 1 Water Row is an important, A-listed, red sandstone tenement building that occupies a prominent site on Govan Cross at the corner of Water Row and Govan Road. It was designed in 1899 by James Salmon & Son and … Continued

5 – 9 Water Row

5-9 Water Row is an impressive B-listed, red sandstone tenement building that occupies a prominent site in the heart of Govan Conservation Area. It was built for the YMCA in 1897 and comprises two shops on ground floor level and … Continued

Brechin’s Bar & Cardell Halls

Brechin’s Bar is a Category B listed building located on a prominent gusset site within the Govan Conservation Area, at the junction of Burleigh Street and Govan Road. It was built in 1894 in Scots Baronial style and comprises a … Continued

Traditional Shopfront Improvement Scheme

The ‘Traditional Shopfront Improvement Scheme’ is another important aspect of the THI programme and an incredibly exciting opportunity to really improve the appearance and prosperity of central Govan. The scheme proposes to reinstate the original scale, proportion and details of … Continued

The Pearce Statue

The statue of Sir William Pearce – known locally as ‘The Black Man’ – occupies a prominent position on the gushet of Burleigh Street and Govan Road, across from the Pearce Institute. The statue was designed by Edward Onslow Ford … Continued

The Aitken Memorial Fountain

The Aitken Memorial Fountain is a well known and much loved landmark of Govan Cross. It was created in 1884 and is the only surviving example of the decorative, cast iron drinking fountains produced by Cruikshanks & Co.’s foundry at … Continued

Community Ceramics Project

This is your chance to learn about the use of ceramics in traditional buildings and, even better, to try your hand at making your own tiles and mosaics. If things go to plan we may even be able to commission … Continued

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