Thursday 31 May 2012: Fairfield Shipyard Offices
Designed by Honeyman & Keppie (1889-1891), Fairfield's was one of Glasgow's great industrial success stories. Innovation in engine design ensured that Govan-built ships were among Glasgow's major exports for the best part of a century. The long office building is in the Italian Renaissance style. The main entrance shown in the photo, is flanked by statues of a shipwright and an engineer who stand on stylised ship's prows, overtly symbolic of the great works created in the offices and shipyard behind.
This Glasgow Landmark building is currently undergoing a major refurbishment programme to become offices and a heritage centre. The offices are located within the Central Govan Conservation Area and were once described as Govan's jewel in the crown.