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 pub on ground floor level, the Cardell Halls on first floor level, and a separate apartment in the attic.

The building is currently in a fairly poor state of repair externally – particularly the stone work – which detracts from the architectural quality of the building and the character of the conservation area. Because of this, and its prominent location, Brechin’s Bar was targeted as one of the ‘Priority Projects’ to be completed through Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative.

In simple terms, this project proposes to bring the external fabric of Brechin’s Bar into a good state of repair, in line with best conservation practice. This will involve: roof, stonework and chimney repairs; overhauling of cast-iron rainwater goods and rooflights; reinstatement of traditional sash and case windows; and structural and joinery repairs where necessary.

Due to the building’s prominent location, improving its appearance through carrying out this repair work will have a high impact – enhancing the character of the Conservation Area, improving the attractiveness of the streetscape, as well as increasing confidence in the regeneration of Govan.

This project is due to go on site in May 2013.

Key Facts

Status: Complete

Estimated Cost: £212,000

Timescale: May – August 2013

Funders: Govan Cross THI (Heritage Lottery Fund & Glasgow City Council), Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Private Owner contribution.

Project Team: ZM Architecture, McLeman QS network, Will Rudd Davidson engineers, CBC Stone.