RSPBAs Headquarters Restoration

After a fire had severely damaged their main headquarters in 2017, the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA) called upon CBC to alter and refurbish their HQ, located on Washington Street Glasgow. With our extensive track record in restoration and refurbishment, CBC appreciated how important and emblematic this structure was to the RSPBA and how the project should be approached. The challenge was to restore the establishment back to its former glory, whilst offering a modern experience for both members and newcomers.

Starting with the exterior, the stone walls have been repaired and repointed, new render to the rear of the building and additional openings created for new external doors. Moreover, the fire damage necessitated replacement of much of the roof structure along with sarking, slates and felt. This offered the opportunity to install new skylights within the roof structure, bathing the new rooms in natural light.

Upon entering the building, you’re met with the main staircase, which has been restructured, leading up to the performance area. The zone itself has been overhauled, to bring it up to 21st century standards with acoustic panels inserted around the room to control noise, eliminate slap echo and control comb filtering in the room.

Furthermore, four new teaching rooms have been created for student practice and rehearsal. The refurbishment also included an extensive M+E overhaul and the addition of a new sprinkler system.