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26/08/2014

Case study: Govan Reborn

Words: Mark Smulian
Govan Golspie Street

Govan, on the banks of the Clyde, was once the world centre of shipbuilding and a gateway to the Americas. Post-war decline has left the town a byword for deprivation and poverty. But now it’s seeing a renaissance, thanks to and RTPI Award-winning project. Mark Smulian reports

Until recently, not even Govan’s staunchest admirers would have boasted of the area’s appearance, its town centre or economic prospects.
 
Although near Glasgow’s city centre, Govan’s once thriving shipyards had contracted, there was shabby housing and the .....Sign Up or Login to read full article
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