Architecture Fringe 2023

Govan Graving Docks: Land Unlocked

10 June

Discussion Walk Symposium

Event Summary

A conversation about the past, present and future of the Govan Graving Docks and a reflection on practices of community integration in reactivation of vacant and derelict land.

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10.00 – 11.00


10 June


Govan Graving Docks. Main site access is from the corner of Clydebrae Street and Stagg Street, Govan, Glasgow.
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Main site access is from the corner of Clydebrae Street and Stagg Street




In a city that’s no stranger to demolition and reinvention, the ruin of Govan Graving Docks, which has lain derelict in Glasgow for 40 years, is a remnant of the past which has long escaped the city’s wrecking ball. Cherished as one of the few remaining sites which speaks of Glasgow’s heroic shipbuilding past, its regeneration is a complex process, demanding a new vision of use to benefit Govan’s community, while preserving Glasgow’s industrial heritage. This event looks at the past to host conversations about the docks’ future during a walk around the docks.

Sub Events

Walking the Docks
Join us for a walk around Govan Graving Docks and explore the docks history, their more recent community use and emerging vision for the transformation of the site.
10 June 2023 10:00 - 11:00

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