Pollokshields Heritage Heritage Trail Two 
39 Tramway "B" Listed
25 Albert Drive

The Tramway

Copelawhill Tram Works and Depot opened in 1899 Built in stages from 1894 onwards by engineer William Clark, every façade was unique, each addressing a different context. The main single storey was added from 1899 to 1912. The building housed 8 stables on the first floor with 36 horses per stable. Glasgow’s tram system finally closed in 1962 and in 1964 became the first home of the Museum of Transport. The future of this building was transformed by Peter Brook’s internationally acclaimed production of the Mahabharata in 1988. Since its opening Tramway has gained an international reputation. Intelligent refurbishment by Zoo Architects in late 1990s was awarded Scottish Design Awards Architecture Grand Prix 2000.