M&E installation commences at Paisley Learning and Cultural Hub
Construction works continue to progress at the £7.4 million Paisley Learning & Cultural Hub as Arc-Tech (Scotland) commences the M&E installation.
The new facility, located on High Street in the town centre, comprises the repurposing and reconfiguration of former retail premises into a digitally-focused learning hub for the local community with services including a children’s library and free-to-use IT systems.
The hub is the latest example of how Renfrewshire Council is helping repopulate the town’s High Street by finding new cultural and community uses for vacant retail property as well as the upgrading of venues and spaces, including Paisley Museum and the Town Hall.
Arc-Tech (Scotland) is supporting main contractor CCG (Scotland) on behalf of the council and hub West Scotland, and will now begin an extensive Mechanical and Electrical Service installation including all lighting, fire, security, and data systems as well as ventilation, air conditioning and heating, amongst others.
John Gallacher, Arc-Tech (Scotland) managing director, said: “Paisley Learning & Cultural Hub is the latest example of Renfrewshire Council’s ambitious plan to increase footfall to Paisley Town Centre and improve its cultural services. Arc-Tech’s experience in commercial refurbishment is extensive and we are delighted to add this project to our burgeoning portfolio. I look forward to seeing how the works programme will progress over the coming months.”