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:

Please bear with us while we update our website  . . . . we have lots of current projects to share with you!


Latest News & Announcements:

Featured Image Do you know the Briggait?

Do you know the Briggait?

Our friends Wasps Studios at the Briggait in Glasgow are currently working hard to develop a heritage and community engagement strategy for the Briggait Creation Centre. The historic market halls will be transformed into new spaces for physical performance, theatre and dance for people of all ages and abilities. The Briggait Creation Centre is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017 and will be the the first centre of its kind in Scotland, bringing together multiple artforms under one roof. We would be very grateful if you could spare a few minutes to fill in the survey to help shape the future of the Briggait!

Featured Image Family Events during Doors Open Day!

Family Events during Doors Open Day!

With the support of HLF, Glasgow Life and other sponsors we have been able to organise a dedicated children’s programme for Glasgow Doors Open Day this year! You can download the fun map here (or get a paper copy).

Featured Image A Space Booked Every Second!

A Space Booked Every Second!

We reached new records when the Doors Open Day bookings opened! Within half an hour of opening our booking system 1,800 spaces had been booked – that’s a space a second! And proves just how popular the event has become!