We Are Seeking Applications for New Board Members

Could you help shape the future of one of the most significant industrial heritage sites in the World? The A-listed Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow have been derelict and overgrown for 30 years and have spent most of that time land-banked by property speculators. In August 2018 Glasgow City Council decisively refused planning consent forContinue reading “We Are Seeking Applications for New Board Members”

Why Oppose Housing Plans – Surely We Need New Housing?

A small number of people have questioned the reasons behind the campaign and why we are challenging plans for housing development at Govan Graving Docks. Surely we need new and especially affordable housing? Yes we agree that new housing is always needed but there are other disused sites not far from Govan Graving Docks thatContinue reading “Why Oppose Housing Plans – Surely We Need New Housing?”

Background of the Graving Docks Campaign

The Campaign to restore Govan Graving Docks as a heritage asset was launched in 2014 with an online petitition, that has now attracted almost 12,000 signatures, calling on Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government to support the creation of a heritage park on the site and block proposals for a major housing development byContinue reading “Background of the Graving Docks Campaign”

Govan Graving Docks Documentary

In 2017 the Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative commissioned Govan-based social enterprise Fablevision Studios to produce a short documentary film about Govan Graving Docks. The production team interviewed members of the CDPI team, expert historians, artists, former dock workers and others about the docks and what the site means to them. We hope this short filmContinue reading “Govan Graving Docks Documentary”