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Art Deco Laurieston – Dead or Alive?

Meeting Point: Bridge Street Underground entrance
Nearest Address to Meeting Point: Bridge Street Underground, Glasgow, G5 9NR
Trail Postcode: G5 9NR

The 2020s mark the start of a two-decade global Centenary of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architecture. But is how is it faring in Glasgow’s inner southside?

Starting out from Bridge Street station you’ll see a range of buildings in Laurieston – some lost, some reborn with a new purpose, some fraying in the backstreets, and some hiding in plain sight.

Along the way you’ll hear about life in 20s and 30s Glasgow, discover the enterprising architects and innovative design trends of the buildings, and get a flavour of this unsung Art Deco Quarter south of the Clyde.

Find out how these buildings have contributed to the city’s past and present and how – post-pandemic and in a climate emergency as we rethink cities and the re-use of buildings – they could support Glasgow’s future.


Other Information


Nearest Train and/or Subway: Bridge St subway station
Parking: Yes


Physical Access to Building: Limited Access (some areas may be slightly tricky – please explain below)
Further details: We will be walking on wide and narrow pavements, and crossing busy and potentially noisy roads at traffic lights. There is a slight hill and descent at one point.


Organisation Information:

South Glasgow Heritage Environment Trust (SGHET) aims to advance education in heritage and environmental sustainability issues in south Glasgow.

SGHET is run by a management group of local people and others interested in researching, preserving and maintaining the rich environment and heritage of the city’s Southside.

Change is inevitable and the area has seen plenty. However, it is important to preserve our past whilst looking to the future.

Sunday @ 2pm

Trail duration: 1 hour 45 minutes