For 100 years Govan was the centre of shipbuilding on the Clyde.  Here some of the finest, most luxurious liners, steamships and naval vessels were designed and launched. Today there are few visual reminders of this once thriving Clydeside industry but the former Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Offices still pay testament to its greatness.  Voted one of Glasgow's most admired buildings, this iconic, A-listed edifice is being restored in a £4 million project to provide  a heritage centre and prestigious office accommodation.

 

During 2011-13 volunteers are helping us to research Govan's unique relationship with the shipbuilding history. The result will be a resource facility and exhibition area showing how Fairfield became the "Shipbuildingest Burgh in the World" and the lifeblood of a community.

 

If you worked in Fairfield or sailed on a Fairfield-built ship please get in touch. We need your help to tell the story!  Please phone our Heritage Development Officer, Suki on 0141 445 7255 or email:  smills@govanworkspace.co.uk

Get involved

Are you part of Fairfield's story? If so, we would like to hear from you. The Heritage Centre will feature the stories and profiles of those who worked at Fairfield and are part of its history. Please contact us if you would like to tell us your experiences or be included in the exhibition.

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Visiting information

The building is planned to open in 2013. To find out more about visiting us

 

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Between the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the heyday of shipbuilding on the Clyde, Govan was at the centre of the industry.

Whatever your age or experience we can offer a range of learning opportunities. From education groups to community visits.

We are looking for volunteers. To find out more about the huge variety of opportunities to support us, go to Get Involved in the Heritage site.

There's lots going on at Fairfield. Find out what's on, keep abreast of developments and see how you can get involved in Fairfield's story.

Once described as the jewel in the crown of Govan, the restored building will provide a magnificent venue for all for all kinds of events.

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