Paisley Town Hall has been a striking centrepiece at the heart of life in the town for the last 140 years.
The £22m transformation happening now will keep it there for many more.
When work is complete, the inside of the 19th-century architectural gem will have been turned into a 21st-century facility and a landmark entertainment venue for the west of Scotland.
The transformed building will retain the same classic look and grand features but the building’s capabilities will have been transformed.
You can watch a fly-through video showing a day in the life of the town hall – produced by design studio Visual Lane and project architects Holmes Miller – here:
What’s happening to the town hall
The work will transform what the building can do.
When it reopens, expect the following:
- Improvements to the main hall. An increased capacity of 1,200 allows for bigger and better events. That means new visitors and footfall into the town centre and surrounding businesses, day and night.
- Unused spaces brought back into use and new rooms created. Includes a dance studio, café-bar with terrace, screening room, revamped reception area and more – allowing the building to host a wider range of events.
- A much-improved audience experience. Improved staging, lighting and seating with better views, and improved access. It will be easier for everyone to move around the building.
- Complete replacement of the old and outdated electrical and mechanical systems.
You can also read about investment in other cultural venues in Paisley town centre: