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Our Work

GBPT aspires to be an exemplary Building Preservation Trust (BPT) that delivers high-quality, sustainable conservation projects which contribute to the regeneration of Glasgow’s built environment. We are one of the largest and most productive BPTs in the UK with 6 members of staff and multiple projects underway at any one time.

Over the last 30 years we have undertaken a wide range of work to help repair, enhance and promote Glasgow’s built heritage. Our key areas of work include;

  • Options Appraisals/Feasibility Studies to assess project viability
  • Procurement and management of project Design Teams  (usually consisting of conservation-accredited architect, cost consultant, structural engineer,  services engineer and others as appropriate) and specialist consultants
  • Working in partnership with and supporting local community groups, trusts, friends organisations and others
  • Preparation of funding applications to a range of public and private funders including the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, the Architectural Heritage Fund and many others
  • Organisation of stakeholder and community consultation events
  • Procurement of contractors and coordination of on-site building restoration process
  • Retention and management of St. Andrew’s in the Square and Wellpark/Kirkhaven properties
  •  Organisation and delivery of the annual Doors Open Day: Glasgow’s Built Heritage event


Our Benefits

There are a number of benefits which BPTs bring to the historic buildings sector. Often referred to as ‘developers of the last resort’, BPTs acquire, repair and find appropriate new uses for buildings which no-one else is willing or able to take on. We can access charitable and public funding unavailable to local authorities and commercial developers in order to deliver projects which drive social and economic regeneration. Re-using historic buildings is also environmentally sustainable and it contributes significantly to Scotland’s tourism and economy.

In particular GBPT can offer;

  • An excellent track record of delivering successful projects – 12 major building projects to date
  • Expertise in assembling increasingly complex funding packages
  • Experience of developing strong partnerships and community involvement
  • The pursuit of high standards of best-practice conservation combined with high-quality contemporary design
  • Professional and dedicated Staff Team and experienced Board of Directors