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New cultural centre : study for Renfrewshire Council, Scotland – by Page Park

9 Dec 2008

Paisley Arts Centre – New Building

Paisley Arts Centre Building

Page Park has recently completed a pre-feasibility study for Renfrewshire Council. The practice has drawn up plans for a new cultural centre in the town following a brief from the Public-Private Partnership ‘Paisley Vision’. The proposals entail refurbishing the existing Town Hall, Library and refurbishing and extending the Museum to provide improved cultural facilities, with the designs forming part of the wider regeneration strategy for Paisley Town Centre.

Paisley Arts Centre Paisley Building Paisley Project
Paisley Arts Centre images from Page Park

The first Phase of the £30m proposals will be the £7m refurbishment and enhancement of the existing town hall. The designs include plans to relocate the central lending library into a wing of the town hall, this would allow the existing library space to be incorporated into a new cultural centre. The Cultural Centre will comprise gallery facilities as well as providing a new 175 seat auditorium with cafe and bar.

David Page commented:
“The Town Hall and Museum and Art Gallery are ‘blockbuster’ buildings in the town. With a little bit of care and attention they will anchor Paisley’s continued transformation”.

The streetscape will also see significant plans to create a transformation of the street into a public space that will not only provide access to all the facilities but will attract local residents and visitors to the cultural centre. A new circulation route up the sloping site will create a visual connection from the High Street to the Paisley Observatory.

It is anticipated that the designs will help to restore that magnificence of the existing listed public buildings as well as increasing visitor numbers to Paisley’s cultural venues, and provide Paisley with an economic and cultural boost.

Paisley Arts Centre images / information from Page Park

Page Park : Glasgow Architects




Paisley Buildings

Key Buildings by Page Park

Museum of Country Life
Museum of Rural Life Scotland
Museum of Scottish Country Life: image from Page & Park Architects

The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse Glasgow
image : David Churchill

Friary Court
Gorbals Homes
photo : Keith Hunter

CCA Glasgow
CCA Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch




Key Paisley Building

Paisley Housing
Gareth Hoskins Architecture
photo © Andrew Lee

Burrell Collection

Buchanan Street

Small Animal Hospital
Small Animal Hospital Glasgow
photo © Andrew Lee

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