The Engine Works
23 - 25 Lochburn Rd, Maryhill, G20 9AE
Visit the only building featured in Stephen Adam's stained-glass windows that is still standing and discover our Royce Ltd crane. The Engine Works is steeped in history and played a substantial role in Maryhill's industrial past.
After falling into disrepair, this Victorian warehouse has only recently been lovingly restored and we are delighted to open our doors and welcome you to share in the buildings rich history. Built on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal, this tour offers a fascinating insight into how the warehouse developed alongside the city waterway. Now a multipurpose events venue, alongside dynamic and creative commercial spaces, we are excited to see the space flourish once more as a vibrant and collaborative business hub.
The Engine Room houses an electrically powered Royce Ltd crane, designed by automotive pioneer Sir Henry Royce of Rolls-Royce. You will also see the exposed red brick walls, original cast iron columns, old outbuilding and private gardens. Originally built for William Walls then rented to Clarkson and Becket in 1873. It has historically employed many local people and enhanced and encouraged industry in the local and surrounding communities.
The Engine Works has also been celebrated in a stained glass panel by Stephen Adam - one of Scotland’s most prolific stained glass designers. There are 20 panels from 1873 – displayed at Maryhill Burgh Halls – and The Engine Works is the only building depicted that is still standing.
We feel extremely passionate about Maryhill and its regeneration and are delighted to participate in the redevelopment of the area.
Tours on the hour Tue-Fri 11am-2pm; 30 minutes
Booking not required
Meeting point: Front of the building
Accessibility: Full access on ground floor/garden but no access - at this point - on 1st and 2nd floors.
Free on street parking available