Category B listed, A.B. McDonald, 1905; West Boathouse
“The Trust delivers a fantastic and enduring contribution to Glasgow and the city’s people.”
Neil Baxter, Secretary of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)
The Trust is involved in a variety of projects, all of which develop in different ways and at varying speeds. We have two main types of projects: GBPT projects and Partnership/Consultancy projects:
For our own projects, we oversee the whole restoration process from start to finish. This includes producing Options Appraisals (Feasibility Studies) to find a viable end-use for a building, appointing professional consultants such as Architects, fundraising, community and stakeholder consultation and project managing the on-site restoration process. The completed buildings are usually transferred (sold or leased) to other charitable organisations or social enterprises who manage the buildings in the long-term.
Category B Listed; former Parkhead School; Hugh H. Maclure and Charles H Robinson. Constructed in two phases in 1878 and 1887.
We work in partnership and share our skills with a range of other organisations, such as community groups, trusts and housing associations to help enable them to deliver their own projects. We also work on a consultancy basis for others, using our expertise to assist with funding applications, project development and co-ordination and overseeing historic building repairs.
Most of our projects take a long time to come to fruition due to the complex issues associated with historic buildings and lengthy fundraising process. Unfortunately, some projects do not proceed at all, if for instance a suitable end-user cannot be identified or funding is not available.