The community building, designed by Holmes Miller, received a commendation in the commercial category. Judges praised the project saying that “the development illustrates an innovative and successful partnership working between the public and private sectors”.
The £14.5 million new Town Hall has been recently recognised for its innovative design and community led approach having been awarded the Development of the Year (Public Building) at the Scottish Property Awards 2015 and short-listed in the Scottish Civic Awards.
Located in Ludovic Square in the heart of the town, the building features an impressive glass façade, with a striking public atrium and high quality stone finish.
It was designed as a catalyst for a wider regeneration programme for the town and created a new model for the delivery of community services by accommodating a public library, theatre, marriage suite, conference room and café, alongside staff from Renfrewshire Council’s Housing and Social Work departments, AdviceWorks, Police Scotland and MacMillan Cancer Support.
Doug Keillor, regional director Scotland, BAM Construction, said: “This is another accolade for the project and a great testament to the team involved. It’s also a proud moment for the residents of Johnstone and the surrounding areas who benefit from such a great community building.”
Johnstone Town Hall, which opened to the public at the end of March, was project managed by hub West Scotland and delivered on behalf of Renfrewshire Council.