Established in 1982
In 1990, GBPT 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.
- 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 Days event
Often referred to as ‘developers of the last resort’, BPTs acquire, repair and find appropriate new uses for buildings which no-one else is willing or able to take on. We can access charitable and public funding unavailable to local authorities and commercial developers in order to deliver projects which drive social and economic regeneration. In particular GBPT can offer;
- An excellent track record of delivering successful projects – 23 major building projects to date
- Expertise in assembling increasingly complex funding packages
- Experience of developing strong partnerships and community involvement
- The pursuit of high standards of best-practice conservation combined with high-quality contemporary design
- Professional and dedicated Staff Team and experienced Board of Directors
In 1991, the Bridgegate Trust became Glasgow Building Preservation Trust. Over the years, with the continued support of Glasgow City Council, through revenue and capital funding and the consistent support of funders such as the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Architectural Heritage Fund, our activities have expanded significantly and there is growing demand for our services.
- Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival
- Glasgow Building Preservation Trust – YouTube
- Glasgow Building Preservation Trust – Facebook
- Glasgow Building Preservation Trust – Twitter
- West Boathouse Project
Further detail is also available in the document section below.