Planning application offers first look at revamped Paisley Town Hall
Work to transform Paisley Town Hall into one of the West of Scotland’s landmark entertainment venues has reached a significant milestone with the submission of a planning application and listed building consent.
Holmes Miller has worked closely with Renfrewshire Council and Renfrewshire Leisure to embrace their aspirations and develop designs to breathe new life into the A-Listed Victorian Town Hall.
Some of the key features include increased capacity in the main hall, new cafe bar, new dance studio, new venue-within-a-venue, significant improvements to audience experience and full replacement of mechanical and electrical equipment.
The work to the Town Hall is part of Renfrewshire Council’s regeneration programme that seeks to utilise the fantastic built heritage as a catalyst to increase footfall back to the high street and discover all Paisley has to offer.
The project is being delivered through hub West Scotland.
Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes, chair of Renfrewshire Leisure, said: “Paisley Town Hall is a much-loved building which has been at the heart of life in the town for generations - but to keep it there the interior of this beautiful building needs the revamp now being delivered.
“The council is making a substantial investment - not just to do the necessary maintenance to keep the building viable, but to take what it can do to a totally new level.
“As a result, the revamp is predicted to double the number of people who use it each year - bringing new life to the town centre and helping anchor our ongoing wider work to use our outstanding cultural and heritage story to bring new visitors to the area.
“It also means creating a facility in which people will be able to experience world-class culture on their own doorstep, with all the opportunities that means to make people’s lives better.
“And while the renovation is happening we will be making sure everybody knows Paisley continues to remain open for business.”
Initial work to clear out the building is already under way, with stonework and roof repairs taking place over the summer, ahead of main construction work starting towards the end of the year.
The building is due to reopen in late 2021.