141 Bridgegate, G1 5HZ
1873 & 2010, Clarke and Bell & Nicoll Russell Studios (Cat A)
The Briggait was the city’s fish market for over 100 years, and incorporates the Merchant’s Steeple, one of the few remaining parts of Medieval Glasgow. Category A listed, it is now home to 80 artists and cultural organisations, as well as events and exhibitions.
Explore this beautiful Category A listed building in Glasgow’s medieval quarter, the Merchant City. Built in 1873, the Briggait served as the city’s fish market for over 100 years. The building also incorporates the ‘Merchant’s Steeple’ notable for being one of the few remaining parts of Medieval Glasgow.
After the closure of the fish market in 1977 The Briggait lay in a semi derelict state for almost 25 years. By the turn of the millennium it was clear the building was in severe need of restoration. In 2001, Wasps Artists’ Studios set out on the long road to redevelop the building into a studio complex and arts venue, which was finally completed in 2009.
The Briggait now provides work space for over 80 visual artists and office space for 25 cultural organisations and charities. The impressive 1873 Hall remains largely unchanged since its inception and now plays host to a diverse programme of exhibitions and events.
Visitors to the Briggait will have the chance to take in the building’s stunning and unique architecture, to learn more about its fascinating history and take in some fantastic visual art at the same time.
Booking not required
Parking: King Street Car Park Located Across the Road - charges apply
Accessibility: There are no stairs into the building. All areas of interest are accessible via a ramp or lift.
Parts of the building are private artists’ studios and are not accessible to the public.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Registered Company Number: SC079721
Scottish Charity Number: SC015443