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About Us


Glasgow Building Preservation Trust (GBPT) was established in 1982 as a charitable trust to rescue, repair, restore and rehabilitate significant, historic buildings at risk across the city. The retention of our historic built environment is pivotal to our sense of place and contributes to making Glasgow a beautiful and vibrant place to live, work and visit. Without the Trust’s interventions many fine buildings and landmarks would have been lost.

In 1990, GBPT, with the Scottish Civic Trust, launched Glasgow’s first Doors Open Day, which has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the highlights of Glasgow’s events calendar.

Our Aims

  • To rescue, repair and restore buildings of architectural and historic merit in Glasgow
  • To participate in the wider urban regeneration of the city
  • To encourage the use of traditional building skills and materials
  • To provide exemplars of best practice in building conservation and design
  • To work in partnership with local communities and key stakeholders
  • To increase awareness and participation in Glasgow’s built environment by delivering the city’s annual Doors Open Day event