The Traditional Shopfront Improvement Grant Scheme (TSIG) is another important aspect of the THI programme and an incredibly exciting opportunity to really improve the appearance and prosperity of the shops and streets of central Govan. The TSIG Scheme offers grant to shop owners to reinstate the original scale, proportion and details of Govan’s shopfronts – restoring them to their former glory. With lots more people expected to be in and around Govan on a daily basis when the new river crossing and housing at Water Row gets underway from 2021, the time has never been better to make the most of Govan’s shopfronts and encourage more residents, businesses and visitors to choose Govan as a place to live, work and visit.
The positive effect of THI funded shopfront improvements can already be seen from the first phase of shopfront improvements that took place in Langlands Road and at the Water Row shops and Café 13 at Govan Cross, which together have added cosmopolitan café culture, more local jobs and higher quality goods and services to the town centre. THI Phase 2 began in 2016 and 10 shops on Govan Road are also nearly fully complete, with 16 more coming soon on Burleigh Street and Harmony Row. As well as full-scale shopfront reinstatements, smaller improvements that use a creative approach to signage, decoration and window displays will also be encouraged through the TSIG Scheme, as small changes can make a big difference to local street quality and wellbeing.
Please follow the links below for more information on past and current shopfront improvements. With Phase 2 currently underway, the project page will be regularly updated with information and interesting developments while the works progress.
THI Phase 1 Shopfront Improvements 2009 – 2015
THI Phase 2 Shopfront Improvements 2017 – 2022