We are sorry to report that Dave Sutton passed away on Tuesday 26 May 2020.
As a longstanding member and latterly trustee of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, we will remember Dave for his integrity, principles and kindness. Whilst he was often fearless and determined in advancing those principles in the work of the Trust, he was always generous and kind to his fellow trustees and staff team. We all recognised Dave's longstanding experience and commitment to heritage, community and planning sectors. His insight, forthright contributions and voice will be sorely missed by the Trust.
Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this difficult time.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is a charity that works to rescue, repair and restore historic buildings at risk across the city. Since 1982, we have worked in partnership with others to give historic buildings a new purpose and return them to their communities. The Trust also organises the annual Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival in September, which celebrates and promotes the city’s architecture and rich built heritage.
We are looking to recruit volunteer Trustees to build on the Trust’s success to date and help steer it towards its future goals. They will work alongside the rest of the Board and staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective business strategy and financial safeguards are in place for the charity. It is an exciting time for the Trust as we look to develop new projects across the city.
Whilst the roles are voluntary, training will be provided and reasonable travel expenses offered. We would like to encourage applications from BAME communities, women and younger people. We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience in any of the following areas:
With funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Glasgow City Council and the Architectural Heritage Fund, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust undertook a feasibility study into the future of the Old Stable Courtyard in Pollok Country Park. The study was commissioned by Glasgow City Council’s Land and Environmental Services and was completed in early 2018. After a hiatus, the release of the reports has now been approved.
The National Lottery has confirmed a grant of £1.37m to Glasgow Building Preservation Trust to redevelop a historic boathouse on Glasgow Green. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the Rejuvenation of the West Boathouse project will open up the River Clyde to all by removing barriers in order to enjoy and share the social, physical and psychological benefits of being part of a diverse river community. The project will redevelop the historic timber structure into a fully shared and accessible facility to enable other groups to utilise the building and access the river Clyde.