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 during the two phases of the THI.

Together with our funders we identified a range of traditional buildings, heritage structures, shopfronts and public spaces within Govan Conservation Area that needed investment. These were chosen according to their architectural significance, level of need, deliverability and wider social & economic impacts. They are concentrated around Govan Cross, the historic heart of Govan, in order to maximise impact. We call these our ‘Priority Projects’. They are:

THI Phase 2 Shopfronts 2016 – 2022

Following on the successes of previous years, a second five-year programme of shopfront improvements is underway now in Govan. Funded as part of Govan Cross THI, works are being delivered in three phases using a budget of £850,000 allowing for … Continued

THI Phase 1 Shopfronts 2009 – 2015

            THI Phase 1 funded two phases of the Traditional Shopfront Improvement Grant Scheme (TSIG) between 2009 and 2015, beginning with Phase 1 making improvements to 3 shopfronts at 5 and 9 Water Row and Café … Continued

Traditional Shopfront Improvement Grant Scheme

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 … Continued

Elder Park Entrance Restoration

Works to restore the Govan Road entrance of Elder Park and the K13 Memorial to their former glory are now complete. You can view a timeline of these works here. Although it would have once been a handsome formal entrance to rival the other Victorian … Continued

Govan War Memorial

Complementing the improvements taking place to the streets and spaces at the Pearce Institute and the entrance to Govan Old, the Govan War Memorial has undergone conservation repair.  Works to clean the bronze plaque, repoint the memorial, realign the lion … Continued

883 (881-887) Govan Road

This fabulous category B listed ‘Glasgow style’ tenement makes an impressive contribution to the historic streetscape on Govan Road. The red sandstone building was built in 1900 and designed by Frank, Burnet and Boston. The building is now in poor … Continued

Former Hills Trust School

Situated on Golspie Street, the former Hill’s Trust School was built in 1874 and designed by the architect James Thomson of Baird and Thomson. Having lain vacant for a number of years, Elderpark Housing Association are now converting this B … Continued

Pre-1919 Tenements

The traditional tenements that define Govan’s historic core are a key feature of the conservation area. As with many pre-1919 tenements across Glasgow, the THI building condition survey identified many tenements in Govan displaying instances of failing linostone repair, crumbling … Continued

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

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