Renfrew Town Hall Refurbishment

As part of a strategy to regenerate the town centre, we were appointed by Renfrewshire Council to deliver the comprehensive refurbishment of the historic, Grade A Listed Renfrew Town Hall. The contract also involved the new build of a two-storey extension, of contemporary design, to accommodate a new, interactive museum which charts Renfrew's history from Medieval times to the present day. 

The construction of the new extension combined natural stonework and planar glazing to create a modern space which also complimented, and paid homage to, the traditional heritage of the original building. The Museum is structured around the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water and focuses on the town’s journey through the years.

 

The restoration works on the original building included

  • Repair and restoration, or sympathetic replacement, of windows and stained glass throughout the building
  • Comprehensive repair, or replacement, and cleaning of external stonework units and decorative sculptures 
  • Internal refurbishment of all rooms and careful repair and restoration of features including decorative doors, mouldings, balustrades and painterwork.
  • Extensive roofworks including partial replacement of original roof. This involved installation of a "HAKI" Temporary Roof Protection System to safeguard the existing internal fabric and finishes.
  • Replacement and repair of timber rot to floors and walls
  • Repair and refurbishment of the existing services, including the strip out and replacement of the electrical, gas, heating and water installations.
  • The downtaking of various structural elements and the installation of a new walkway at mezzanine level link with the stair tower to create a mezzanine balcony.
  • Installation of a new lift to allow access to all levels.
  • Upgrade of fittings and décor throughout the existing building

For the delivery of the stonework package we utilised our in-house specialist stonework division CBC Stone.