It’s been a while since we gave you a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing transformation of Paisley Town Hall – but here’s how the building is currently shaping up.
The work we’re doing will turn inside of this much-loved 140-year-old building into a landmark entertainment venue, and keep it at the heart of local life for future generations.
It includes increasing the main-hall capacity, adding new rooms and uses, installing modern performance and back-of-house facilities, and transforming the audience experience, while preserving the classic architectural features that make Paisley Town Hall so special.
Most of the heavy construction work and alterations to rooms have now been completed. That includes a full replacement of the outdated mechanical and electrical systems, with the building now close to being fully rewired.
Over the next few months, Renfrewshire Council and contractors Morrison Construction will be finishing off the construction, which is due to be complete in the summer.
After that, the empty building will be go over to OneRen who will fit it out with furniture, fixtures and equipment, and get the building and its staff ready to open its doors to the public.
The town hall will be reopen in time to host the Royal National Mod (Scotland’s largest celebration of Gaelic culture) in October. After that, OneRen will have an exciting programme of events which will help drive new activity and footfall to the town centre.
The work is part of much bigger investment in Paisley’s cultural venues, which includes the transformation of Paisley Museum into a world-class visitor destination, a refurbishment of Paisley Arts Centre, and a new home for library services in a formerly vacant retail unit on the High Street.