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Fairfield Shipyard Building Govan

New Housing in South West Glasgow, Strathclyde, west of Scotland – design by ADF for developer Clydeport

6 Mar 2009

Fairfield Shipyard Govan

ADF Architects : News Release

PLANNING GREEN LIGHT FOR HISTORIC GOVAN SHIPYARD BUILDING REDEVELOPMENT

Fairfield Shipyard building

Detailed planning permission has been recommended for approval by Glasgow City Council for the redevelopment of the former Fairfield Shipyard building in Govan. ADF has been appointed by developer Clydeport as the architect for the new-build residential element of the scheme, providing 60 modern apartments on Govan Road and Elder Street.

Originally designed by renowned Glasgow architects, Honeyman and Keppie in 1890, the Fairfield building has been described as the finest shipbuilding office in Britain. The building, which is within the Central Govan Conservation Area, is Grade A listed.

The exciting proposals will retain many aspects of the original fabric of the building, allowing public access to heritage elements such as the wood-panelled ornate interiors and a fully-restored map-room that is to become a new exhibition and interpretation space. Set on both sides of the listed Fairfield building, the ADF-designed housing element picks up on the ‘towers’ of the Fairfield building and the traditional corners of the surrounding tenements while presenting a contrasting contemporary response to this urban context.

Fairfield Shipyard building in Govan images / information from JPA 060309




Architecture in Glasgow

Govan Architecture

Key Building in Govan:

Ibrox Stadium
Ibrox Stadium
photo © Adrian Welch

Building close by to the Fairfield Shipyard, across the River Clyde from Govan:

Glasgow Transport Museum
Glasgow Transport Museum
photo © Adrian Welch




Kelvingrove Gallery
Kelvingrove Gallery
photo : David Barbour / BDP

Commonwealth Games Stadium
Commonwealth Games Arena
photo © Adrian Welch

Govan Buildings

Govan Orkney Street

Govan Primary School

Clydebank Queens Quay Enterprise
Clydebank Enterprise Centre
photo © Keith Hunter

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