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Paisley Town Hall, Paisley

This magnificent Victorian-era Grade ‘A’ Listed town hall has undergone a major internal refurbishment into what will be one of the West of Scotland’s landmark and state of the art entertainment venues and preservation of its unique 19th-century architectural features while adding 21st-century performance facilities, guaranteeing the building’s long-term future.

6 new event spaces include – The Main Hall – a Live Performance Venue for 1200 guests with an entirely new stage and new seating to improve views. Modern sound, lighting and connectivity are built in to energise and future-proof the venue, Dance Studio/Spinning Shed – an entirely new room carved out of the prodigious ceiling void of the old North Minor Hall, Lucilles Lounge/Interval Bar – previously a functional furniture store, it was transformed into a bright café bar, Loom Loggia/ Wedding Suite – this beautiful historic VIP room was refreshed but not changed, Jacquared Suite Banqueting Hall – a new fixed stage and modern sound and lighting are added to this banqueting hall which allows it to double as a performance venue, Digital Screening Room/Cutting Room – a brand new multifunctional digital suite, with a large, high quality projection wall suited to both conferencing or private party bookings.

The project consisted of the replacement of the entire building’s decades-old electrical and mechanical equipment, and improved backroom facilities. Following detailed energy modelling HB Incorporated a suitably sized plant to deliver on site generation of heat and power, reducing carbon emissions, also the thermal modelling of the existing building with enhancements to building fabric to determine the most appropriate solution. The new facility now incorporates a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generator providing base heating and electrical loads for the building and high efficiency heat recovery ventilation within the main occupied spaces. The building also incorporates full energy monitoring of heating, hot water, lighting and power and all new lighting within the building is now provided by LED sources and full lighting control systems have been employed to provide energy savings.

Additional Information
Renfrewshire Council/Hub West
Holmes Miller
£16 million
Mechanical and Electrical Services Design