Lead Partner: Glasgow City Council
Other Partners: Scottish Enterprise Glasgow;
Scottish European Partnership;
Film City Glasgow;
Private sector media industry.
Project HistoryClick an image to enlarge
Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Govan
The former Govan town hall on Govan Road has
been refurbished in 3 phases to create a base for
facility and production companies in the film and media
The business centre is designed to meet growing
demand from film companies for good quality, low cost
accommodation. The grade 'B' listed building has
been converted in three stages and was completed in Spring
Film City Glasgow lease the premises from Glasgow City
Council and manage the centre.
The project brings a historical building back into viable
use. It is located near Pacific Quay, which is set
to become Scotland's premier digital media campus.
Phase 1, the creation of an open-plan office and reception, is
complete and is home to production company Sigma Films. Work on
phase 2 commenced in March 2005, to provide a filming studio and a
specialised post-production film facility including a Dolby Premier
sound production studio, the first of its kind in the UK. Phase 2
was completed in August 2006 and is home to post-production
companies Serious and Savalas, whilst the filming studio and
production offices have been used for various productions including
'Outpost', 'Red Road', 'Hallam Foe', 'Stone of Destiny' and Channel
4's 'T4 Transmission'. The third phase of the building was
completed in Spring 2009. This phase of the building will provide
both long and short term accommodation for companies within the
creative media sector.
Phase 3 was completed in spring 2009.
Between 2003 and 2014 Clyde Waterfront was a strategic
partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish
Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire
Councils. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and
environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from
Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.