New images bring Paisley Arts Centre plans to life

THE first images have been released which show how Paisley’s arts centre will look following a £2.8 million transformation.

Plans include a new extension and public space. The building is being upgraded as part of an investment in the town’s venues and outdoor spaces.

The new images reveal a redesigned public space around the arts centre, a new-build extension to the existing entrance, improved auditorium with retractable seating and enhanced audience and performance facilities.

The arts centre is due to close in summer 2020 and is expected to reopen in summer 2021.

The project is being taken forward by Renfrewshire Council and the venue will continue to be operated by Renfrewshire Leisure Ltd.

Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes, chair of Renfrewshire Leisure said, “The images revealed today show how Paisley Arts Centre will be transformed into a unique and intimate performance venue capable of hosting a greater range of events and performances than ever before. The council is investing in Paisley’s venues as part of a wider push to use the area’s unique heritage and thriving cultural and events offer to bring people into the town and create new life and footfall.”