Niall Murphy

Niall Murphy is Deputy Director of Glasgow City Heritage Trust and a conservation accredited architect.

Niall is heavily involved in heritage, conservation and community issues in Glasgow, being Chair of Govanhill Baths Building Preservation Trust, Vice Chair of Pollokshields Trust, former chair of Pollokshields Heritage, Planning Convener for Pollokshields Community Council, a Glasgow Urban Design Panelist and member of the Development Management Working Group for the Scottish Government’s Planning Review.  In 2016 Niall helped secure Scottish Government funding for the `Make Your Mark’ East Pollokshields and Port Eglinton Charrette.  He has also won a number of awards for his work.

He is passionate about urban health and wellbeing and the role of planning, urbanism, architecture and placemaking in helping deliver positive outcomes for people who live in Scotland’s towns and cities. This explains his interest in Scotland’s built heritage which he sees as an integral part of this broader framework connecting to both the human need for memory, being able to locate oneself in space and time and in how places evolved and were traditionally crafted and made to reflect human scale and needs over multiple generations.  This is why he is particularly interested in how BEFS advocate for Tenements.