Titan Crane Visitor Centre

Collective Architecture, Glasgow, 2011


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Vistor centre housing a small exhibition, education space and cafe

Clydebank Re-built commissioned the architect to design a small, cost-efficient building to house an exhibition space, learning area
nd café, to augment the site of the Titan Crane visitor attraction, which was restored by Collective Architecture in 2007. The exhibition provides a historical introduction to both the crane and the ships it built.

The angular geometric form of the building, with a glazed crane-facing elevation inflected to allow dramatic views up to the jib crane, is reminiscent of the huge plates of steel and equipment lifted by the crane in its operational life, and is intended to strike a feisty pose in defiance of the enormous structure above.


  • Begun: Mar 2011
  • Completed: Jun 2011
  • Floor area: 66m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £120,000
  • Funding: Heritage Lottery Fund, Clyde Waterfront, Clydebank Re-built
  • Tender date: Dec 2010
  • Procurement: Minor works
  • Address: Titan Clydebank, 1 Aurora Avenue, Queens Quay, Clydebank, Glasgow, G81 1BF, United Kingdom

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