Bringing old buildings back to life

Working to rescue, repair and restore Glasgow's architectural heritage


Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is a charity that works to rescue, repair, restore and rehabilitate historic buildings at risk across the city. We work in partnership with others to give redundant buildings a new purpose and return them to their communities.

“....during the course of a building preservation project, not just the stonework and the roof gets
repaired, but also people’s hope, purpose, identity, community spirit, optimism and courage to take
control of their future...”
Liz Davidson, Principal : City Design, Glasgow City Council


The Trust also organises the annual Glasgow Doors Open Day in September, which celebrates and promotes the city’s rich built heritage. The event sees over 100 buildings and sites open their doors for anyone to visit, along with an extensive programme of walks, talks, tours and much more – all for free!

Current Projects:

Category B listed, Glasgow Corporation Parks Department, 1924; conservation repairs and enhancements as a venue for the Commonwealth Games and beyond, 2011 – ongoing Page\Park Architects

Latest News & Announcements:

Featured Image Welcome to new GBPT staff

Welcome to new GBPT staff

GBPT are delighted to welcome 3 new members of staff in recent weeks to join our small, friendly team here at Wellpark Enterprise Centre. Gillian White joins us as Finance Assistant and Andrew McConnell and Niall Gallacher bring the Project Development Team up to full strength.

Featured Image Happy Birthday Glasgow Doors Open Day!

Happy Birthday Glasgow Doors Open Day!

Glasgow celebrates 25 years of Doors Open Day. This hugely popular event first started in 1989 and has grown in strength and popularity year after year in part due to the generous support of Glasgow City Council, Historic Scotland, other sponsors and the army of volunteers who enthusiastically give of their time and expertise.