Friday, October 01, 2010

The Fairfield shipyard offices

Last month I mentioned Glasgow's 'Doors Open' day, the highlight of which for me was a look around the former offices of the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Govan, built in 1890 by John Honeyman and Keppie. Of particular interest were the vast top-lit drawing offices and the unusual rear entrance to the building. The complex, which has been derelict since 2001, is currently the subject of a £4.5m restoration by architects Page and Park which will create heritage and business space.