5 - 9 Water Row

  • The red sandstone tenement at Water Row has been refurbished
  • Detail of the building
  • Water Row in Govan

Lead Partner: Govan Cross THI

Other Partners: Funders: Govan Cross THI (Heritage Lottery Fund & Glasgow City Council), Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Private Owner contribution.

Project Team: ZM Architecture, McLeman QS network, Will Rudd Davidson engineers, John Fulton (Plumbers) Ltd.


Project History
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  • The red sandstone tenement at Water Row
  • Work on the road continues
  • Water Row in Govan where public realm works are taking place
  • The gap site at Water Row
  • Water Row public realm
  • The road is complete
  • The rear of the building is now under refurbishment
  • The red sandstone tenement at Water Row has been refurbished
  • 5-9 Water Row
  • The new road and tenement refurbishment is complete


Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Govan


This impressive B-listed, red sandstone tenement building occupies a prominent site in the heart of Govan Conservation Area. It was built for the YMCA in 1897.

The project proposes to bring the external fabric of 5-9 Water Row into a good state of repair, in line with best conservation practice. This will involve: roof, stonework and chimney repairs; overhauling of the tower; limited repointing; refurbishment of existing sash and case windows; structural and joinery repairs where necessary.

Because of its prominent location, improving its appearance through carrying out this building repair will have a high impact - enhancing the character of the Conservation Area, improving the attractiveness of the streetscape, as well as increasing confidence in the regeneration of Govan.

Current status:



2013 - 2014