BAM Construction has been appointed by Hub East Central Scotland to redevelop Perth City Hall on behalf of Perth & Kinross Council.
The building is to be transformed into a visual arts visitor experience which will stimulate the local economy by attracting visitors from across Scotland, the UK and worldwide. It is envisaged that the redevelopment will help Perth in its efforts to become UK City of Culture 2021.
The iconic Perth City Hall was built in 1914 and is located Perth City Hall. The Grade B listed building was originally designed by Glasgow architect H.E Clifford. The revamped building will feature a new 1,500 sq m flexible exhibition hall that can house displays of differing content and scale. The plans also include a 150 sq m learning suite, 250 sq m collections handling area and up to 275 sq m of commercial visitor facilities including a café and retail area.
Bruce Dickson, Regional Director, BAM Construction said: “Having already been appointed on the refurbishment of Perth Museum and Art Gallery, we are absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to work with hub East Central Scotland and Perth and Kinross Council on the City Hall. It’s fair to say that, once completed, these two buildings will transform the city’s arts and culture scene while at the same time retaining the links to the city’s rich heritage.”
Five architects have been short-listed for the project following an RIAS led design competition and include Austin-Smith: Lord, Hoskins Architects, LDN, Mecanoo and Richard Murphy Architects.
Source – UK Construction Online