Govan Road

  • Govan Road refurbished flats above Richards Bar
  • The refurbished tenement flats
  • Refurbishment of Govan Road/Raithlin Street flats complete

Lead Partner: Govan Housing Association

Other Partners: Glasgow City Council

Project Team: Architect - ASSIST Contractor - PLS Construction QS – Allied, Stewart & Williamson, Engineer – The Structural P’ship, CDMC -Hodgins Smith CoW – Davie Gilmour

Project History
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  • Tenement flats during refurbishment
  • Tenement flats during refurbishment
  • Refurbishment starts on the Govan Road flats
  • Refurbishment in progress
  • Refurbishment complete at Govan Road & Rathlin Street
  • The refurbished flats
  • Newly refurbished flats in Govan Road
  • Detail of Govan Road flats


Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Govan


The tenement block which encompasses 956 to 976 Govan Road and 5 Rathlin Street has been completely refurbished.

Govan Housing Association, with funding from Glasgow City Council and the Royal Bank of Scotland, has restored the blonde sandstone building to its former glory and updated the interiors to the needs of the 21st century.

The development creates 19 one and two bedroom flats in the refurbished, tenement property.

The interiors are  finished to a high quality specification which includes, new double glazed windows, gas central heating, modern, fitted kitchens and bathrooms.  Some properties also feature en-suites.  To complete the project the closes were upgraded and new security doors and video door entry systems fitted.

6 of the properties were sold through the low cost home ownership (LCHO) scheme with the remainder rented out. This project contributes to the vibrancy, regeneration and sustainability of the Govan area.

This project is one of the Central Govan Action Plan Housing Projects.

Current status:



Completed October 2008