Galleries at Glue Factory are a collection of three interconnected spaces - filled with light and exposed material finishes.
Split into two large and one smaller, third room, the Galleries can be used individually or as a collection of spaces. They are unique in their scale, industrial finish, proportions, and flexibility of use – suiting a range of events, exhibitions, photography and film productions.
Building & Hire Information
Hire quotes are calculated using the following formula:
[Space – Discount] + Add-ons = Total hire fee (inc. VAT)
9am – 5pm
5pm – 1am
9am – 1am
Equipment only available for hire at Civic House
Access to Green Screen and Galleries is via Farnell St at the ramp entrance. Warehouse, Machine Room, and Tank Room are accessed via Burns St roller shutter entrance. Customer arrival times or site visits must be agreed in advance.
Birthdays & Private Parties
Glue Factory does not support personal events, eg. birthday parties. Private social and cultural events are delivered on a commercial basis only.
The customer shall remain liable for the Hire Fee as follows:-
50% of the Hire Fee shall be payable if the customer cancels more than 14 days prior to commencement date;
100% of the Hire Fee shall be payable if the customer cancels less than 14 days prior to commencement date.
Hires are not confirmed until the Terms and Conditions have been agreed, payment made, and a confirmation email issued.
Prior to this confirmation, Hires are considered as a ‘pencilled enquiry’ and are not guaranteed to take place.
Discounts are available for consecutive day and repeat bookings, and allocated during the booking process. Information on discount eligibility can be found here.
The spaces in the building are primarily available on a ‘Dry Hire’ basis.
This means the hire of space as a ‘blank canvas’ and does not include any equipment or services. (E.g. technical equipment, installation, catering, stock, operators or event staff)
Equipment or services required will be discussed when confirming the hire and will incur additional costs.
Some hires will be charged a security deposit – this is fully refunded if there are no post-hire charges (E.g. damages, additional use of space, extra time, or staffing.
Licence – Alcohol sales
For certain events we can run a bar for alcohol sales, currently until 01:00 AM
We do not have a permanent premises licence and have to apply for occasional licences from Glasgow City Council accordingly. (There is no guarantee a licence will be granted).
We require all details a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the event date for this application process. All applications are at the discretion of the enquiry team.
Licensed Events – Under 18s
Under 18s are allowed into the building during the day, but not during licensed events unless stated otherwise.
All guests wishing to attend a licensed event must provide ID in the form of a valid passport or driver’s licence / provisional licence.
We operate a Challenge 25 policy and reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone. An ID or ticket does not guarantee the right of entry.
Out of Hours Access
Access outside of our business hours, 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday are charged at an hourly rate and calculated during the quoting process depending on specific requirements.
Customers are required to pay 50% of the hire fee upfront, with the remaining balance to be paid two weeks before the booking takes place.
Smoke / Haze Machines
Smoke and haze machines can set off our fire alarm and can only be used with prior notice and agreement with the enquiry team.
Glue Factory is hired on a ‘Dry Hire’ basis. All equipment and necessary insurance is the responsibility of the customer.
Viewings & Recces
During the enquiry process a viewing can be arranged to confirm hire details. Further viewings or production meetings may result in additional charges.
Glue Factory hosts up to 12 weddings per year. Please contact Eventful Spaces for all wedding-related enquiries.
Glue Factory was built in 1891 without accessibility in mind. As we develop the building, we are also working to improve its accessibility.
Glue Factory is split over two levels, connected via stairs. There are currently no lifts, automatic / assisted doors, or dedicated Blue Badge Parking.
Ground floor: Fully accessible via Burns St roller shutter entrance (door width 2m), with one accessible toilet.
First floor: Fully accessible via Farnell St ramp entrance (door width 1.4m), but currently no additional accessible toilet on the first floor.
Tank Room: Main floor not accessible, Mezzanine access via Farnell St ramp.
Our standard business hours are 09am – 6pm Monday to Friday. If additional hours are required, this will be subject to availability and charged as an overtime rate.
Condition of Building
Glue Factory is an old industrial building, with some areas redeveloped and others left in their ‘raw’ condition.
The Galleries, Warehouse, Machine Room and Tank Room unheated, with cold running water only.
There is a full fire alarm system installed which covers the entire building, emergency lights covering all exits, and extinguishers on site.
Please refer to the fire plan that is displayed in each space of the building for locations of fire escape routes and alarm call points.
Moving, tampering or removing any Health & Safety or fire safety equipment during a hire may result in deposits being withheld.
Agile City has building and public liability insurance to cover the general operations of Glue Factory.
This does not cover third party operations and we require all customers to be covered by their own public liability and insurance to cover all activity and anyone on site (staff, guests, public).
Any installation or fixings required for an event should be discussed in advance. All hire spaces must be cleared and reset to the condition they were in at the start of the hire.
Any resetting or redecoration required by Agile City will be recharged to the customer and deducted from the deposit.
Glue Factory is a multi-use building located in an active industrial estate.
We cannot guarantee silence for filming and we recommend a site visit to get a feel for the location prior to booking.
Hires activities with excessive noise requirements must agreed with the enquiry team in advance.
There is no dedicated or free parking at Glue Factory, but paid parking bays can be found on Farnell St and adjoining roads.
The two parking spaces by the Burns St entrance are used by building management. These can sometimes be used by customers with prior agreement and additional cost.
Ground floor: 1 x accessible toilet, toilet block with urinal and 2 cubicles, toilet block with 6 cubicles.
First floor: individual toilet (for studio holders only).
Bus: No. 7, 68, 71A, 72, 75 and M3 bus route from Buchanan Bus station (Garscube Road bus stop).
Subway: 10 min walk from Cowcaddens subway station, 12 min walk from St George’s Cross subway station.
Train: 18 min walk from Charing Cross Railway Station.
Car: 3 min from M8 motorway (Junction 17)
Bike: NextBike station 60m from Glue Factory, heading north on Garscube Road.
General waste, mixed recycling, and glass recycling bins are available on site for ‘general and fair use’.
They are not for bulky waste – should customer activities generate more waste than normal, extra collection charges will be levied.
The Green Screen and Production Suite has high speed Wi-Fi (120Mbps) included in the hire fee.
The Galleries, Warehouse, Machine Room and Tank Room have basic broadband supply. 4G/5G available on some networks. If you require a fast internet connection we recommend that customers organise an independent supply.