Pollokshaws Parish Church

Peter Drummond Architect

Peter has been working with Pollokshaws Parish Church, on the south side of Glasgow, since 2005 looking at how the church might be repaired and upgraded to meet changing patterns of use in the 21st century. In 2009 the first phase of upgrading began; the dark, unwelcoming interior was opened-up to provide a much warmer, lighter space. Pews were removed and their timber used to make a new dais and lectern, with a new entrance into the sanctuary.In 2011 work started on upgrading and alteration of the Halls in order to provide a range of congregational and community facilities. As a key Urban Priority Congregation, all, all work had to secure grant funding and be implemented on a tight budget. The specification and scope was carefully tailored to make the most of scarce funds, focussing on those elements which would have the greatest benefit for the congregation and help attract new worshipers.


Pollokshaws Parish Church
Shawbridge Street
United Kingdom


Professor John Hume
Advisor, General Trustees


Pollokshaws Parish Church / General Trustees of the Church of Scotland


August 2012


Contract Value



  • Conservation
  • Historic
  • Places of Worship