The Paisley Learning and Cultural Hub is the new home for Paisley Central Library and has been designed as a modern digitally-connected place of learning for all.
It is the latest venue to open as part of a wider push by Renfrewshire Council to use culture and heritage to drive the town’s regeneration and give people new reasons to visit the town centre.
The project saw a former shop unit comprehensively refurbished over four floors, with a new modern High Street frontage added.
The ground floor includes a reception area, children’s library and storytelling area with a unique play structure featuring designs by renowned Scottish artist, Claire Barclay.
Upper floors include an outdoor terrace, community rooms and a study area for young adults, aree wifi, PC access and spaces to plug in your device throughout the building.
The venue will be operated by local culture and leisure trust OneRen and will host a programme of events – including Paisley’s annual book festival – designed to bring new footfall into the town.
Arc-Tech (Scotland) supported the project’s delivery with the installation of a turnkey, M&E Services package on behalf of Main Contractor CCG (Scotland) including all lighting, security, fire and data systems as well as ventilation & air conditioning, an electric heating system, and domestic water services, amongst others.
The project was formally handed over in winter 2023 after a 2.5-year programme.< back