Pat Cassidy and the Fairfield volunteers

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Nominated for Category A. This award recognises volunteers and professionals, individuals and groups who have rescued a historic building.

The achievements of Pat Cassidy and a group of volunteers, who have driven the restoration of Fairfield and now steward the building, are truly remarkable. Fairfield is a Category A-listed building, designed in 1891 as the main office of the former Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company. The unwavering dedication, passion and skill of Pat Cassidy, aided by a small and talented team of people and advisors from Govan Workspace and Govan Conservation Advisory Group, together with the affection and interest held for this building and Govan’s regeneration by the many project volunteers, has successfully steered this exciting and challenging restoration from 2007 to the present day. The finished building is a beacon of Govan’s renaissance and is a true asset for the Govan community.