Civic House is a workspace, venue and canteen that supports a community of people working across social and cultural enterprise.
Located in Speirs Locks, north Glasgow, we aim to provide space and a public programme that stimulates ideas for a positive future for the city.
The building has been closed to public activity since the lockdown in March 2020. Since then we have been busy improving the internal and external spaces – and plan to reopen with the launch of our new co-working space in October 2021 – more information here!
Civic House is a project initiated by Agile City, a community interest company that creates space for work, events and learning.
Civic House aims to support work, events and learning around our three core themes:
Cultural and Social Enterprise
We believe cultural and social enterprise is at the heart of a healthy economy. As a society we face huge challenges that require people to work together to create positive social impact. Our contribution to this endeavour is to build, test and learn how to create space for cultural and social enterprise to thrive.
Sustainability in Action
The climate emergency is the critical issue of our time. We aim to create space for work and events to enhance our collective climate literacy and build a culture of positive action.
We aim to support ambitious projects that test how buildings, spaces and cities are produced in more sustainable and equitable ways – led by a belief that small action at a local level can have significant impact.
In July 2021 we completed our ‘Passivhaus retrofit’ project – completely insulating the exterior of the building, installing triple glazed windows, heat recovery systems and solar PV panels – by reducing our heat demand and generating local power we hope that the building is energy net positive. We’ll be monitoring for the first year of operation and keep you posted on the results!
7, 68, 71a, 72, 75 and M3 bus routes from Buchanan Bus Station
3 Minute walk from Cowcaddens subway station
7 Minute walk from St Georges cross subway station
15 Minute walk from both Charing Cross and Queen Street Train Station
Civic House is a 2 minute drive from M8 Motorway – Junction 17