The Briggait is a Grade A listed building in Glasgow's Merchant
City. Built in 1873, the building is on the cusp of becoming an
exciting new creative space for the city, a new identity which adds
to the building's already colourful history.
A former fishmarket, the Briggait was redeveloped into a
shopping centre in the 1980s, but has been lying predominantly
However, the Briggait has now been transformed into 5,500 sq m
of public and private space including 69 workspaces for visual
artists and cultural organisations, 5 shop-front units for let to
creative industries and a new public space within a courtyard that
dates back to 1873.
The project was funded by Glasgow City Council, Scottish
Arts Council Capital Lottery Fund, Scottish Enterprise, Heritage
Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, The Mickel Fund, Hugh Fraser
Foundation and loan finance.
This Glasgow redevelopment project is one of the main elements
of a wider strategy to support the cultural sector and the wider
creative industries in the Merchant City. A second phase of
development at the site is in the early planning stages.
The project was nominated for a Roses Design Award under the
'Re-use of a Listed Building Category'.
The first phase of development completed in December 2009. Officially opened July 2010.