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The Pearce Institute

The Pearce Institute, affectionately known as the PI, has been at the heart of the Govan community since 1906.

The PI is home to a wide range of community groups and third sector organisations sharing the common aim of meeting the needs of the people of Govan.

With a wide range of accommodation, the PI can offer organisations an ideal venue for meetings, conferences, social functions, recreational pursuits and leisure activities.

These include cultural events such as concerts, ceilidhs, dramas and musicals; Meeting and Training Rooms that can accommodate both small and large groups including creche facilities; as well as offering a variety of rooms for Conferences.

The institute also houses the well known Café Pearce.

The Pearce Institute was gifted to the people of Govan in 1906 by Lady Elizabeth Pearce in memory of her husband, Sir William Pearce, Chairman of the Fairfield Shipbuilding Company and Govan’s flamboyant first Member of Parliament. The Category ‘A’ Listed building was designed by the eminent architect, Sir Rowand Anderson, and is a striking example of Edwardian architecture.
The institute was established under a Trust Deed, to be used for such purposes as the Trustees considered to be for the religious, educational, social and moral welfare of the people of Govan. The buildings were designed to provide a Concert Hall, Lesser Halls, Recreation Rooms, Reading Rooms, Class Rooms, Working Girls’ Club House and Gymnasium.  Day-to-day management of the PI was delegated by the Trustees to a Management Committee made up of project representatives and user groups.

For further info`, contact:

Norie Mackie
The Pearce Institute
 840 860 Govan Road
Govan, Glasgow, G51 3UU
Tel: 0141 445 6007

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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210