996 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2HA
1906, John Nisbet (Cat B)
A rare opportunity to see this unique 'Glasgow'-style tenement built in 1906, and the first to be built with fireproofing. Learn about the history of this innovative building, and enjoy the stunning views from the private roof garden.
A fantastic opportunity to see the Southside from a different vantage point. Only usually open to the residents of Camphill Gate, come join them in their roof garden and look out across the City and see its story laid out. The building was built in 1906 by the prolific architect John Nisbet and builder John McTaggart. As well as the unique communal roof garden, the building was also the first tenement in Glasgow to be built with fireproofing. It has featured in many books about the Southside and about Glasgow tenement design and is included in both the Shawlands and the Langside Heritage trails. The garden space is used by the residents for BBQs, playing games and growing both flowers and crops. As the tallest building in the area, to the front/East of the building you have a stunning view over Queen's Park and Langside Halls. To the rear/West of the building we overlook the remnants of a large bakery and across the entire West of the city. On a clear day you can see all the way to Ben Lomond. To the North, you can see the City Centre and to the South watch the bustling life of Shawlands. As well a tour of the history of the building and the surrounding view we will also be hosting a small exhibitions, looking at the history of
the building, its builder, land owner & architect. There will be a small pop-up cafe on the roof.
Tours available on the hour; 20 minutes
Booking not required
Limited metered parking on street, free on Sunday
Accessibility: The building comprises of five storeys with steep / considerable stairs and is sadly not accessible.
Some parts of the building will not be open and will be clearly sign-posted as such
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
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120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Registered Company Number: SC079721
Scottish Charity Number: SC015443