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14 September 2020

20 September 2020

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

These magnificent Grade A Listed offices reflect the prestige of the once world renowned Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.

The Category A-listed former headquarters of Fairfield shipyard contains a grand boardroom where the Queen would have been received, and the building has a prestigious maritime heritage.

The imposing grandeur of Fairfield’s shipyard offices in Govan were rescued from oblivion by social enterprise Govan Workspace. Now open to the public as a community museum and business centre, the walls of Fairfield resonate with stories told and untold from its long history as a thriving hub of Clyde shipbuilding.  

Digital Resources

Watch a film about Fairfield's heritage

Fairfield’s Doors Open film is introduced by the person who brought the building back from its potential demise. This is followed by a series of sound bites from some of the volunteers who keep the history alive and share the stories of the great achievements of this world famous shipyard.

Watch a video and learn about the building's heritage

Key Information

Architect: Honeyman and Keppie

Building Date: 1890

  • 1048 Govan Road
  • Glasgow
  • G51 4XS